She started to say that she felt like God had been watching out for her, then stopped short.
“I feel guilty even saying that because of all the people who aren’t doing well,” she said. “I’m just very thankful we’re alright.”
Priest, who was walking Tuesday near Boston’s famous old city building, Faneuil Hall, has run several Boston races. The people of Boston, he said, are nothing but friendly, welcoming and encouraging.
“After the bombing, a couple stopped us and said, ‘Hey do you have a place to stay?’ They said they lived right down the road.
“We saw the bad, and we saw the good, but we’re lucky there’s a lot more good than bad,” he said. “Boston is such a great place to be, and it’s such a great race. It’s a shame someone took advantage of that.”
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