Report: Nanoose Bay runner not injured in Boston Marathon blasts

Terry Riggins of Nanoose Bay may have finished the race mere minutes before the bombs went off

The NEWS has received unconfirmed reports that a Nanoose Bay man who ran in the Boston Marathon was not harmed in the explosions that marred the race on Monday and killed two people.

The Boston marathon’s official website says Terry Riggins of Nanoose Bay finished the 26-mile-plus race in three hours, 59 minutes and 19 seconds. The latest Riggins could have started the race was at 10:40 a.m. Boston time, which would have had him finishing before 2:40 p.m. If he was in the first wave of starters (not counting elite runners), Riggins would have started at 10 a.m. and finished before 2 p.m.

According to various online sources, two bombs detonated near the finish line of the race just before 3 p.m. Initial reports indicated two people were killed and 100 injured in the blasts.

A Parksville man called The NEWS on Monday afternoon and suggested he had heard through a friend of Riggins that Riggins was unharmed in the blasts.

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