TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Majel Wells of Terre Haute said she trained at least 18 months for the Boston Marathon, but nothing could've prepared her and her family for the explosions Monday that are now being labeled terrorist attacks.
"Yeah, they heard it. All my family members that were there heard it. They heard both of them. They were closer than I was," Wells, 35, shared with News 10 on Wednesday afternoon.
Wells, just back from Boston, explained she was roughly two blocks from the bombing site when the two blasts occurred. Wells had just crossed the finish line and was in line to retrieve her medal for running the race.
"Well, I was on the phone with my daughter and my husband, simultaneously, and we were trying to get together. And the girl that was borrowing my cell phone was trying to get ahold of her husband and so we were trying to stay put! It wasn't scary to where you feel like your life was in danger, it was just kind of confusing and chaotic! "I pray for the families and lives affected, and I hope that there is some kind of conclusion so that the streets of Boston are safe again," Wells shared.
Wells said she would return to Boston tomorrow, that the threat of another attack would never keep her from such a great city.
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