Kara Goucher Speaks Out About Boston Marathon Bombings

By KBJR News 1

April 21, 2013 Updated Apr 21, 2013 at 3:34 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Duluth native and Olympic runner, Kara Goucher, crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon just hours before the first of two bombs went off, killing three and injuring nearly two hundred.

"You know we opened the windows, no one seemed to be panicking, and then within moments there was just sirens," said Goucher of the experience.

Goucher was in Duluth Saturday with her husband, Adam Goucher, to help promote his new book at Duluth East High School.

At the appearance, both Kara and Adam spoke out about the bombings.

"We kept hoping it was electrical, some malfunction," said Kara, "But right away, they told us we weren't allowed to leave our rooms, weren't allowed to leave the hotel. It quickly became a situation we knew wasn't right. It was just very upsettng."

"To see the instantaneous human spirit take over, the people...go run towards the blast, it was just like 'Oh my God,'" said Adam, "To not know what it is and say 'hey, we're going in.'"