Contact Us

Hamilton Man Relives His Boston Marathon Experience [AUDIO]

Hamilton man reflects on his experience in Boston
photo by Joe Readle/Getty Imageds

Monday, April 15 is a day that will live in American history when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Hamilton resident Dean Jordan had just finished the race minutes earlier, and was only a block or two away from the explosions.

“We heard a sharp explosion, followed a few seconds later by another sharp explosion,” Jordan said. “Everyone was initially stunned and things got kind of quiet. Then police and paramedics began running, sirens began screaming, and it kept up for about two hours. I was sitting next to some people in the medical tent when the explosions went off, but they got booted out because EMT’s began bringing people in far more injured than they were. Some of the people I talked to were pretty shaken up and were sobbing and in shock saying, ‘I just can’t believe this happened.’”

Jordan’s finance Adriana was also running in the race, but was several miles away from the finish line when the explosions occurred. They were able to get together after negotiating some of the side streets and then took the train away from the area.

“It’s too early to decide if I will run the Boston Marathon next year, even though I’m qualified for it,” Jordan said.

Jordan does plan to run in the upcoming Missoula Marathon.

“I think one of my comments on Monday was that I wanted to get back to Montana where this doesn’t happen,” Jordan said.

Dean Jordan

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

More From KYSS FM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kyssfm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KYSS FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on KYSS FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!