Update, 9:00 p.m.: Hear Mike Bordelon talk about his experience at the Boston Marathon.
Update, 6:10 p.m.: Among the thousands of runners shaken by Monday’s tragedy were a number of Texans, including Mike Bordelon, an experienced marathoner who recently moved from Dallas to suburban Houston. He crossed the finish line an hour before the two explosions.
Bordelon and his wife were in their room at the Hilton Back Bay, watching runners stream by, when they heard the first blast.
“It was wild because all the runners started running away, up the other street,” he told KERA’s Stella Chavez, “and we were like what is going on?”