Boston helps out KC marathon runners after deadly blasts - KCTV5

Boston helps out KC marathon runners after deadly blasts

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

In the face of tragedy, people often hear of incredible kindness. Many of those stories today came from Kansas City runners in Boston.

One could only imagine what it was like in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, and it would be fully understandable if the people of Boston wanted to keep their distance. But instead, local runners say many of them went to the scene and offered help to those who needed it.

Runners and spectators are struggling to make sense of the deadly explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon.

"We're just really still in shock and sad for the people, because we've just been so welcomed here," runner Christen Moore said.

Moore finished the race about 30 minutes before the first bomb detonated. And in the wake of that explosion, an outpouring of kindness from Bostonians.

Moore's cell phone filled up with text messages from friends in Kansas City who offered messages of help from their Boston relatives.

"Their relatives were ready to come get us if we needed them to and if were uncomfortable staying in the hotel, so we've been overwhelmed with that," Moore said.

Ramsey Mohsen, who accompanied his runner girlfriend to Boston for the marathon, experienced the same kindness from strangers.

"There were neighbors out on their doorstep walking around giving us water, giving us orange juice, it was just incredible," Mohsen said. "It has put a smile on our face because we were thinking of all thing things to happen to us at this point and time. It was a gesture that just meant a lot."

Mohsen said that at one point he and his girlfriend weren't allowed in his hotel because it was being searched by FBI dogs.

One woman, who lived in the area, actually let them stay in her apartment with her giving them water and food until they were able to get back to their hotels.

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