Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon, killing two people, leaving six in critical condition and injuring at least 28 people, according to Boston news outlets. The explosions happened around 2:50 p.m. Elon University alumna Kristin Feeney '11 was running in the marathon. According to Feeney's sister's Facebook page, she is doing fine. Her last check in was at the 40K mark, according to The Boston Marathon website. Two residents of Burlington were registered for the marathon, according to the event's website. The two residents were Holly Fredricksen-Dewitt, 25, and Jim Keck, 77.
The Boston Marathon has occurred since 1897 and is one of the six World Marathon Majors. According to The New York Times, the event usually attracts around 500,000 spectators and requires certain qualifying times for runners to be able to compete in the event. The course of the marathon winds throughout downtown Boston as well as nearby cities, including Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley and Newton.
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