Spencer Buxton, mechanical engineering junior: "I didn’t even know anything was going down"

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Spencer Buxton, a mechanical engineering junior and member of the Texas Running Club, had already finished the race and was in his hotel room when he heard about the explosion.

“For me it all happened once I was done, I was already in my hotel room. My mom and aunt had gotten through four minutes before everything started happening, so they were trying to get their bags and said they turned around and saw a lot of people running and smoke everywhere. I didn’t even know anything was going down before they got to the hotel room and told me about it.”

Buxton finished with a time of 2:50:17.