Marathon runner from Malta recalls being 11 seconds away from 2013 bombing
Monday’s Boston Marathon carried deeper meaning this year – 10 years since the bombings at the finish line.
Many people from the Capital Region were there that day in 2013, and they witnessed the attacks.
Jennifer Treacy from Malta was among the runners that day. She was 11 seconds away from the finish line when the first bomb went off.
She captured that terrifying moment on the GoPro camera she carried with her throughout the 26-mile race.
Now 10 years later, she spoke exclusively with NewsChannel 13’s Subrina Dhammi to discuss what she saw, and how it still impacts her today.
She said her husband and other family members were supposed to be at the finish line, but got delayed after getting stuck on the train. However, it took four phone calls to him before he answered, and she knew where he was.
Learn more about how Treacy has persevered to continue to run more marathons – including this one – in Subrina Dhammi’s exclusive interview.
Subrina also caught up with a Boston firefighter with Capital Region ties who was the subject of one of the most iconic photos of the chaos. Click here to see that story.