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Local runner Ben Geyer poses near the starting point of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Geyer and his family were a block away from where two bombs were detonated last week near the finish line. The Geyers were physically unscathed and continued their vacation in Boston for another five days.

Henning runner is witness to Boston terror

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When Ben Geyer heard the first explosion after finishing the Boston Marathon, he didn’t want to believe it was a bomb. In fact, he willfully searched his brain to find some other explanation for the sound.


When the second blast came and Geyer started to see wounded and terrified people fleeing the scene, however, he had no other choice but to realize what was going on.

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