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Owensboro runner counting her blessings from home

Suzanne Holt was at the Boston Marathon on Monday when the two explosions happened. Suzanne Holt was at the Boston Marathon on Monday when the two explosions happened.
OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

Owensboro's Suzanne Holt is home Tuesday night from Boston and counting her blessings.

"You play a lot of 'what ifs.' What if I had issues with cramping and stop and finish later," Holt said.

Holt crossed the finish line 45 minutes before the two bombs detonated at the finish line. She made back to her hotel when a friend told her the news.


"We still had friends down there at the finish line, so it was definitely a little bit scary," Holt shared.

On Tuesday night, Tri-State runners came together to show support for the victim of Monday's attack.

Bret Maynard ran the Boston Marathon two years ago and says running in the event was one of the most memorable experiences of his life. 

"I had friends running up there this year. Luckily, they were in and out of harms way before the explosion," Maynard said.

Holt says endless calls from family, friends and fellow runners helped her get through her trip home.

"It reminds you that it is a tight knit group and how nice it is to have that, to know that people are concerned about you when something like that happens," Holt said. 
 
Holt says that Monday's event isn't going to prevent her from running the Boston Marathon again or any marathon. 

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