A friend of Columbus runner Crocket Miller also ran in the Boston Marathon Monday and survived the blasts.
April Scruggs is from Valdosta, Ga. This was the third time Scruggs had run the Boston Marathon.
Shortly after she crossed the finish line, she heard the first explosion and described her reaction to News 3 on the phone: "'That's a bomb' I said to some people near me. Right as I said it, another one went off and smoke was everywhere. People were running. I tried not to panic because I really worried about my friends who were running behind me. And then immediately everybody started running and there was smoke everywhere and everybody was headed right where I was."
Scruggs was not injured. She said the hotel she was staying in was the staging area for news briefings to the media.