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  •  Most of the people injured were (0+ / 0-)

    behind the barriers for watchers. They were the spectators rather than the runners. Many runners in the area had ringing ears and many were knocked down by the shock waves. The serious injuries mainly, if not all, hit the spectators.

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    by samddobermann on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 04:31:07 AM PDT

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    •  But this happened after the first wave of runners (0+ / 0-)

      were finished and several had transitioned into becoming spectators.  The area of the first bomb was adjacent to where the previous finishers were taking a rest, finalizing paperwork, and getting post-run medical checks.

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