Steven Moore, project manager in the department of chemistry and biochemistry, had finished the race and was about five blocks away when he heard the explosion:
"I had finished the race about 1:15 or so before the explosions. My wife and I had some food and drinks and stepped out onto the street a few minutes after it happened. About 5 blocks away. Mayhem. It took us a few minutes to understand what was going on. We had already planned on walking back to our hotel and got within a few blocks of the bombings on our way. Many sullen faces and expressions of shock and anger in the crowds. Such a fun day of joyous unison until an evil coward shows their insanity."
Moore finished the race in 2:49:24.