Found April 18, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
Joe Berti witnessed and survived two tragic events that have captured the nation this week. Berti, a 43-year-old runner from Texas, ran in the Boston marathon on Monday and crossed the race’s finish line about 30 seconds before two bombs exploded. He then returned to his hometown of Austin and witnessed the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, that left at least five people dead. Berti was running in the Boston marathon with the Champions4Children charity group, The Associated Press reports. His wife was also in Boston and waiting for him by the finish line when the bombs went off. She and a friend were hit by shrapnel, though she was uninjured. The Bertis were able to reunite at their hotel room in Boston. After returning to Texas, Berti had meetings in Dallas Wednesday and happened to be driving near Waco on his way home to Austin when he saw and felt an explosion. He had no idea what it was, but told the AP it looked like pictures of nuclear explosions. Many people have...
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