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Runners from Central Pa. reported safe after Boston Marathon

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David Adams finished the Boston Marathon shortly before the explosion. David Adams finished the Boston Marathon shortly before the explosion.
Lori & Al Brulo Lori & Al Brulo
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Some central Pennsylvania running clubs are reporting that their members are safe after two explosions went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. 

All the members of the Susquehanna Ridge Running Club are safe, according to Stephanie Adams, whose husband David completed the marathon Monday afternoon. Adams said it took them more than an hour to get in touch with everyone from their group. 

Steve Horning is part of a running club in York. He said when a friend originally emailed him about the explosion, he thought it was a joke. He soon realized that wasn't the case, and he began working to get in touch with his friends.

Horning's friend John, also from York, finished the race about 10 minutes before the explosion.

He told Horning in a text message: "I was just exiting bag pick-up when they went off. I thought it was a home run explosion from Fenway. Emergency activity was almost immediate and has been intense ever since. My hotel is only several blocks from the finish line so I'm betting it is going to be a noisy night."

The SWIFT running club, whose members are all Messiah College alumni, announced on Facebook Monday afternoon that all their runners were safe. Elizabethtown College reported that a faculty member who ran the marathon is safe. 

abc27 also received word of a Dauphin County couple, married 26 years, that ran in the marathon. It took nearly a half-hour to find one another, but both are unharmed. Lori and Al Brulo told Janel Knight that if things had happened just a little bit different, they might have been directly in the path of the blast.

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