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'Let's get out of here': Area runners, witnesses recall chaotic scene of bombing

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BOSTON – John Simonson, of Fargo, had just finished the Boston Marathon with a time of 3 hours, 56 minutes Monday afternoon.

He collected his blanket and a finisher’s medal, then headed to a bus about 300 yards from the finish line to put on long pants. He waved to his wife, Kelley, and sister-in-law, Lynee Arnold, who were nearby.

Then he heard the blast.

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