Tell City marathoner recalls close call in Boston

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Knieriem reaches finish line minutes before fatal blasts


TELL CITY – Don Knieriem’s fifth Boston Marathon might have been his last. It was certainly his most memorable.

The 62-year-old runner from Tell City escaped injury in the explosions April 15 that killed three people and injured dozens more. Knieriem figures he crossed the finish line about 10 minutes before the blasts.

He reflected on the race and the terrorist attack Thursday afternoon, hours before a nighttime shootout led to the death of one suspect and a day-long manhunt for his brother.

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