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Explosions In The News Hit Home For Boston Runner From Texas

NPR
Friday, April 19, 2013

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Joe Berti traveled to Boston for that city's marathon and crossed the finish line seconds before the first bomb exploded. He was OK and returned home to Texas — where he was close enough to a fertilizer plant to see it explode Wednesday night.

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

If you think this has been an unbelievable week of news, try telling it to Joe Berti. Mr. Berti traveled to Boston for that city's marathon and crossed the finish line seconds before the first bomb exploded. He was OK and he went home to Texas, where he was close enough to a fertilizer plant to see it explode on Wednesday night. Some people might feel star-crossed at that point, but Mr. Berti considers himself lucky.

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