Posted at: 04/16/2013 5:23 PM
Updated at: 04/16/2013 5:27 PM
By: Berkeley Brean
One runner from Webster had just finished his first Boston Marathon. He was in a medical tent when the bombs exploded. He's now back home.
After you train so hard to get into the Boston Marathon and you complete the race, you don't expect the first question from a reporter to be where were you when the bombs went off.
Alan Embrey, ran in Boston Marathon, said, “When the bombs went off, I was two blocks away at the massage facility.”
Alan Embrey was getting a message because of severe leg cramps. It was in a basement and so Embrey didn't see or hear the explosions. He showed News10NBC the swag he got from the marathon including his bib and medal. He didn't find out about the terrorist attack until he hooked up with his friends, who because the cell phone service was cut off, had been frantically looking for him.
Alan Embrey, ran in Boston Marathon, said, “They were actually coming out to find me because I hadn't been able to get in touch with them. And it's when I met them that they said there had been explosions at the finish line. I couldn't believe it. I knew nothing about it. I was downstairs. It was very surreal. Fifty minutes before that I had passed right through there.”
The first phone call Alan made was to his wife back in Webster.