Tara Grantham and her husband Steven were in Boston to watch their son run in the Marathon. She says she’s grateful Frazier is a fast runner; 40 minutes later and they would have been standing near the finish line when the bombs exploded Monday:
The Granthams, owners of Versailles Total Fitness, were at the airport, waiting for their flight home to Missouri, when they saw the news on TV:
Grantham frantically tried to call her son. After several tries, she finally managed to reach her daughter-in-law. They had already left the finish line area and were on their way back to their hotel when the bombs exploded.
207 runners from Missouri were registered to compete in the Boston Marathon. There were no reports of any Missourians injured in Monday’s bombings.