Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Grandma's Marathon officials have released a statement following two explosions near the finish line of Monday's 117th Boston Marathon.
"On behalf of the Grandma’s Marathon staff and board of directors, we are extremely saddened by the tragedy at the Boston Marathon," the statement from executive director Scott Keenan read. "We want to pass along our thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by today’s events, and we will continue to keep all of those people close to our hearts.
The safety of our runners, volunteers and spectators has always been our main priority, and rest assured we will be reviewing and examining our security measures and protocols with the appropriate agencies in the coming weeks. In the wake of today’s heartbreaking news, however, we want to keep the immediate focus on those affected in Boston."