Port Orchard Independent


Port Orchard runner reportedly safe

April 15, 2013 · 3:24 PM

Port Orchard’s Kevin Fischer reported on Facebook that he finished the Boston Marathon before two explosions occurred near the finish line about 4 hours, 10 minutes into the race.

Various media outlets have reported that the explosions killed two runners and injured scores more.

According to his Facebook page, Fischer, 33, and his sisters were at their hotel about an hour after the blast.

Fischer was one of two Port Orchard runners registered for the event. Terry Fritz, 50, also signed up, but South Kitsap co-track coach Kathy Ballew said he recently underwent knee surgery and was unable to run. Fritz is an assistant under Ballew for the school’s cross-country team.

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