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"When you're over there, you almost expect it," First Sgt. Bernard Madore, who served two deployments in Iraq, told USA Today. "I've seen bombs go off. This was by far one of the most horrific scenes."
The group of racers, who took about eight hours to complete the 26.2-mile trek, was near the finish line on Monday when the blasts went off and quickly mobilized into action.
“We just tore that (fence) down and just allowed us to get in there and pull what was remaining -- the burning debris, burning clothes -- all the stuff that was on these people, just try to clean it the best we could,” 1st Lt. Steve Fiola, who participated in the march, told the Military Times.
Originally posted by Banquo
I did a google search and found this. Apparently they walked the marathon in full gear.
The article said they have a Group called tough ruck and they walked the marathon to raise money for some organization.
Linkedit on 18-4-2013 by Banquo because: (no reason given)
It also states they finished in 8 hours. I'm not sure where you got 3?edit on 18-4-2013 by Banquo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by OneisOne
The Tough Rucks are allowed to walk the course to raise money. They begin at 5am. They are not part of the actual marathon, but follow the course, this is done in corporation with BAA.
You could learn a lot by looking at their web page, Tough Ruck 2013
Originally posted by tinhattribunal
if they were allowed to start early that would negate my basic premise for this thread.
i had tried to find a number of different conventional ways to explain what i had found here and i did not come across any.
if you could, please find where that info is presented, i did not see it on their site previously.
Where: Hopkinton, MA Start Line of the Boston Marathon
When: 15 April 2013
0430 A.M. – Arrival 0445 – Opening remarks on safety and thank you
0500 – Step-off to begin the Tough Ruck
+Never interfere with the elite competitors in any category, courtesy to them and the BAA for allowing us on the course.
The Boston Marathon blasts occurred about 12 seconds and 100 yards apart at about 2:50 p.m., three hours after Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa won the 26.2-mile race.