Agassiz marathon runner unharmed in Boston explosions

Tom Hoogendoorn sends out social media reports to confirm his safety

Tom Hoogendorn

An Agassiz dairy farmer who is also an accomplished marathon runner was not among the injured in Monday’s explosions in Boston.

Tom Hoogendoorn has been Tweeting about his journey to Boston Marathon throughout the day, and about an hour ago he sent out tweets and a Facebook message that he is safe. Hoogendoorn responded to a Twitter message from MP Mark Strahl “thanks Mark. Safe and sound”.

Hoogendoorn finished the race with a time of 03:17:41 (gun).

Of the approx. 2,000 Canadian runners in Boston for the event, 232 are from B.C. For more information about the Boston Marathon, search for runners results and more, visit them online. The Boston Athletic Association released a statement regarding the day’s events at about 8 p.m.

“Today is a sad day for the City of Boston, for the running community, and for all those who were here to enjoy the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. What was intended to be a day of joy and celebration quickly became a day in which running a marathon was of little importance,” they wrote. “We would like to thank the countless people from around the world who have reached out to support us today.”

Three explosions have been reported today in the area, with two reported to have died and about 100 people injured.

Watch this website for updates.

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