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Families of Black Hills marathon runners relieved


Families of six runners from the Black Hills who took part in the 117th Boston Marathon are relieved that their competitors are safe.

None of the runners from Rapid City, Piedmont, Custer, and Spearfish were hurt or killed in the tragic incident.

David Mallams, 42, Joanna Fromm, 33, Holly Kopplin, 46, Kelli Wilson, 43, Luke Maclean, 29, and Tori Vette, 27, made it through the finish line before the bombs exploded.

"I found out almost immediately that they were okay," said Tori Vette's father, Lloyd Vette. "There were about five minutes there that my heart was in my throat."

The bombings, which happened Monday afternoon, killed at least three people and left hundreds injured.

"Prayers go out to those that didn't turn out as good as our party did," said Vette.


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