More than a dozen runners from the Emerald Coast had a front road seat to the story everyone is talking about this evening.
At least three people were killed and more than 130 injured when a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston marathon.
Here are the names of the14 people who competed, along with where they’re from and their times.
Joseph Edgecombe - Panama City - 3:41:46
Michael Macmullin - Panama City - 3:41:46
Theresa Sullivan - Panama City - 3:55:50
Blaine Truman - Panama City - 3:32:04
Jim Meadows - P.C. Beach - 3:28;13
Karen Meadows - P.C. Beach - 3:57:25
Rebecca Vahabzadeh - P.C. Beach - 3:34:31
Deborah Williams - P.C. Beach - ----
Diane Morris - Lynn Haven - ----
Margaret Kirkland - Southport - 4:36:32
Kristen Corderman - Niceville - 3:43:16
Joe Corderman - Niceville - 3:57:01
Michelle Underwood - Niceville - 3:32:44
Brian Sites - Port St. Joe - 3:33:32
Most of the local runners finished the marathon before the bombs went off around the 4 hour-9 minute mark.
64-year-old Joe Edgecombe of Panama City and Marty Kirkland of Southport were less than three miles from the finish at the time of the explosions.
"A gentleman beside me said I heard there were some explosions going off, and I thought, well I didn't think anything about it,” Edgecombe said. “At mile marker 25 and a half they said the race was over, stopped everyone.”
News Channel 7’s Scott Rossman also spoke with Melissa Macmullin. Her husband Michael finished about 28 minutes before the explosions.
Melissa says Michael was in a holding area waiting for his running partner , Theresa Sullivan, to get her medal. They are both ok but Melissa says Sullivan is quite shaken by all this.
If you know any of the runners and how to reach them, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll have more reaction tonight on News Channel 7 at 10:00.