Ohio Families Check On Relatives In Boston For Marathon

UPDATED: Monday April 15, 2013 5:26 PM

Friends and family members of Ohioans running the Boston Marathon are checking on the safety and whereabouts of athletes following finish line explosions that killed at least two people.

According to the marathon website, 680 Ohioans were registered to run the race.

One of the central Ohioans in Boston was Matt Blake. He spoke with 10TV Monday afternoon.

"As a long time runner this is probably the most sick I've ever felt in my stomach - it's just tragic," said Blake. "By the time the bomb went off a lot of the spectators had cleared. I also know they did a full bomb scan early in the race that may have prevented it from being worse."

Amy Huffman, a runner from suburban Columbus, says she was about half a mile from the finish line collecting her bag when she heard the first explosion and saw a large smoke cloud.

Joe Fung, manager of the Cincinnati-based Running Spot store, says most of the roughly 20 runners with a group associated with the store have been accounted for.

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