400 residents of Wisconsin were in Boston to run the marathon
BOSTON - Two bombs were set off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, and there are conflicting reports about other explosive devices found along the route of the race.
The first explosion occurred on a sidewalk behind a viewing area, just a few feet from the finish line.
Four-hundred runners from Wisconsin participated in the 2013 Boston Marathon.
"Just qualifying is a feat in it of itself and is something to celebrate but then to get there,” said Anne Coffman with the Badgerland Striders. It's not even about getting to run the race at that point, it's just celebrating that you're there and running the Boston Marathon really is a celebration that was unfortunately taken away from all of these people today."
There was massive confusion after the bombs went off, and details are still being sorted out about exactly what happened, and when.