Boston blast escape for Lewis lass

Christina took a photo of commentators at the marathon finish line during Sunday's Expo - 24 hours later on Monday afternoon, chaos reigned at the same spot.
Christina took a photo of commentators at the marathon finish line during Sunday's Expo - 24 hours later on Monday afternoon, chaos reigned at the same spot.
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ON MONDAY (April 15th) Lewis lass Christina Mackenzie beat her personal best marathon time by eight minutes, completing a gruelling 26.6miles in three hours and 22 minutes.

Little did she know then as she crossed the finish line, collected her medal and refreshments and made her way back to her Boston hotel, that her speed meant she had escaped a scene which a little over an hour later saw two bomb explosions kill three people and injure over 100 more during the annual Boston Marathon.

“Once in the hotel I could hear constant sirens then cries of hysterics from some other runners,” she said of her experience.

For Christina’s full account of the tragic events which unfolded earlier this week, see the latest copy of The Stornoway Gazette, out tomorrow (Thursday, April 18th).