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Temecula runner sidesteps injury but experiences emotional upheaval after Boston Marathon bombings


Last updated 5/3/2013 at Noon

Ambulances and emergency personnel rushed to the aid of victims after terrost-linked bombings went off in Boston on April 15.

Tammy Draughon knew that finishing the Boston Marathon would be a jewel in her string of running achievements. The Temecula woman didn’t know, however, that completing the race would place her at the center of a deadly, heart-wrenching tragedy.

Neither Draughon nor her husband, a race spectator, was injured during the pair of terrorist-linked bombings that rocked the finish line of the April 15 race. But their lives, and those of their four children, were dramatically reshaped by the explosions that killed three race onlookers and wounded 264 others.

“It was really strange and it was...

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