4/16/2013 5:51 PM
OAK HILL - Runners are beginning to make their way back home Tuesday in the wake of the Boston marathon bombings, and Concord University graduate Adam Coon is no exception. The Sherman High School teacher and cross country coach completed his second Boston marathon Monday, and he said he was in his hotel room with his family when the bombs went off. So instead of going ahead with their plans to go out to eat, they remained safely inside. But it was only after being glued to their television that they realized what was really happening.
"I think everybody around here thought it was a technical malfunction not what they're predicting it really is. There's a lot of electrical, gas and subways down in that area, that street, so first we didn't think the worst. But as it developed definitely was a lot worse than what they first said."
Coon says this will not stop him from competing in the marathon next year.