INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Two bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people, injuring 23 others. The horrific event prompted an outpour of support from local running groups and leaders.
PHOTOS | 2013 Boston Marathon Explosion
The Carmel Marathon and 500 Festival showed their support and concern for those affected by the explosion via twitter Monday:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the explosion at the Boston Marathon finish line.— 500 Festival (@500Festival) April 15, 2013
Our heartfelt thoughts go to everyone affected by the tragedy unfolding at the Boston Marathon.— Carmel Marathon (@CarmelMarathon) April 15, 2013
Mini-marathon race director Don Carr tell 24-Hour News 8 he knows a couple of people at the Boston marathon, but they are OK.
In addition to the many Hoosier runners in Boston Monday, the Indiana Pacers are also in Boston preparing for a game against the Celtics. The Pacers let fans know via Twitter that everyone in their travel party has been accounted for and sent out their well-wishes via Twitter:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected in Boston.— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) April 15, 2013
The game was canceled late Monday night.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard also tweeted shortly after the incident:
Horrific news out of Boston. Praying for everyone affected by this tragedy.— Mayor Greg Ballard (@MayorBallard) April 15, 2013
The Butler University Police also took to Twitter:
Our thoughts and prayers to everyone in the City of Boston today. Tragic and senseless. Remember, if you see something, say something.— Butler Univ Police (@BUpoliceChief) April 16, 2013
A run was held at 6 p.m. in Broad Ripple Monday night in honor of those affected by the explosion.
Stay tuned to WISH TV and WISHTV.com for coverage of the Boston Marathon explosions.
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