Boston Bombings: Valley Runners Count Blessings - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Boston Bombings: Valley Runners Count Blessings

Posted: Updated:
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

A valley woman who ran in the Boston Marathon says she is lucky to be alive.

Fresno runner Sally Lovejoy says she stopped to use the rest room during the race, and that prevented her from being injured.

Lovejoy was just a few hundred feet away from the explosions.

Sally Lovejoy says, "I actually stopped at mile 22 to use the bathroom for over a minute, and that would have put me there. I feel lucky and blessed that I wasn't across the finish line."

She says all she wanted to do was finish the race, and didn't even think about stopping when she heard the explosions.

However when the second one went off she stopped and froze.

Fresno runner Steve Monke was on the same flight back to Fresno.

Steve says he was already back at the hotel when he heard the blasts.

Both say their hearts go out to the spectators hurt and killed.

They hope the city of Boston will not let this terrorist act stop them from holding another race.

They and other valley runners plan to show their support by taking part in a run this Sunday, April 21, 2013 starting at seven in the morning.

Runners will gather at Sierra Running Company in northeast Fresno along Fort Washington Road.

The run will be free of charge, but donations will be gathered and all proceeds will go to the Red Cross.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • How To Spot A Fake Debt Collector

    How To Spot A Fake Debt Collector

    If a debt collector comes calling, you should go researching. That's the new advice coming from Yahoo! Finance to avoid getting scammed.Even if you get swindled, you're still on the hook to a real debt collector! That's the law.One way to spot a fraud is to look at how old the debt is. If it's 10 to 15 years old, chances are there aren't grounds for a lawsuit.Mandi Woodruff of Yahoo! Finance recommends, “Another way you can tell if you're dealing with a fraud or not is to look at the name of ...More >>
    If a debt collector comes calling, you should go researching. That's the new advice coming from Yahoo! Finance to avoid getting scammed.Even if you get swindled, you're still on the hook to a real debt collector! That's the law.One way to spot a fraud is to look at how old the debt is. If it's 10 to 15 years old, chances are there aren't grounds for a lawsuit.Mandi Woodruff of Yahoo! Finance recommends, “Another way you can tell if you're dealing with a fraud or not is to look at the name of ...More >>
  • Peanut Allergies No More!

    Peanut Allergies No More!

    Good news for the three million Americans who are allergic to peanuts.Researchers at North Carolina A T's School of Agriculture developed a new technique to remove peanut allergens.They say shelled and skinless peanuts can be treated with an enzyme that breaks down certain proteins that can trigger food–related allergies.Researchers say the process does not change the peanut's shape or shelf life.For more info, click HERE for the USDA info.More >>
    Good news for the three million Americans who are allergic to peanuts.Researchers at North Carolina A T's School of Agriculture developed a new technique to remove peanut allergens.They say shelled and skinless peanuts can be treated with an enzyme that breaks down certain proteins that can trigger food–related allergies.Researchers say the process does not change the peanut's shape or shelf life.For more info, click HERE for the USDA info.More >>
  • Church in Northwest Fresno Vandalized

    Church in Northwest Fresno Vandalized

    Police are looking for the vandal that left the walls and front door of a northwest Fresno church spray painted. An administrator at St. Anthony of Padua church discovered the graffiti Saturday morning when arriving to work.One of the churches front doors and the walls around it had been spray painted with bizarre images and words.If you have any information that could help police identify the person who did this, call the Fresno Police Department at 559-621-7000.More >>
    Police are looking for the vandal that left the walls and front door of a northwest Fresno church spray painted. An administrator at St. Anthony of Padua church discovered the graffiti Saturday morning when arriving to work.One of the churches front doors and the walls around it had been spray painted with bizarre images and words.If you have any information that could help police identify the person who did this, call the Fresno Police Department at 559-621-7000.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.