[UPDATED] Nearly 40 North Dakota Runners in Boston Marathon, All Presumed Safe
Update: 8:16am, April 16 - According to the Bismarck Tribune, all ND runners are presumed safe. Bismarck runner David Nash told the paper that local runners in the race had been in touch and were all apparently safe.
After hearing about the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, which has now been confirmed as a bombing by officials, many people may wonder about fellow North Dakotans involved in the race.
Lynn Beiswanger of Bismarck told KFYR about the surreal scene he experienced:
People were running, and when I looked down, they were trying to get people out of the area.
Julie Jeske of Dickinson described her experience to the AP:
All of a sudden I'm standing there and I hear this loud boom and then another boom right afterwards. It was absolutely surreal. I think all of us were in total disbelief that this was taking place.
Here is a rundown of all 37 runners from North Dakota, courtesy of 2013 Boston Marathon Entry List.
|Allen, Chuck O.||54||M||Bismarck||ND|
|Amondson, Mark C.||30||M||Williston||ND|
|Beiswanger, Lynn R.||58||M||Bismarck||ND|
|Bohan, Tammy J.||51||F||Bismarck||ND|
|Dannewitz, Holly||32||F||Grand Forks||ND|
|Danuser, Jarrod P||34||M||Fargo||ND|
|Hanson, Scott A.||27||M||Bismarck||ND|
|Hass, Christopher L.||35||M||Fargo||ND|
|Hellyer, Rachel||36||F||Grand Forks||ND|
|Hill, Sarah J||29||F||Bismarck||ND|
|Holte, Tanya L.||31||F||Fargo||ND|
|Jensen, Jon J||47||M||Grand Forks||ND|
|Momerak, Mark O.||55||M||Bismarck||ND|
|Nash, David E||57||M||Bismarck||ND|
|Pritchard, Allison E.||26||F||Fargo||ND|
|Promersberger, Tricia D.||43||F||Fargo||ND|
|Reed, Jacob A||23||M||Grand Forks||ND|
|Schieler, Austin R||21||M||Fargo||ND|
|Short, Martin||43||M||Grand Forks||ND|
|Simonson, John C||46||M||Fargo||ND|
|Studer, Anne-Marie||30||F||Grand Forks||ND|
|Sturdefant, Kyle A.||21||M||Minot||ND|
|Tyler, James A. Jr.||49||M||Bismarck||ND|
|Weller, Maria L||48||F||West Fargo||ND|