Video Of Initial Boston Marathon Explosion

A user on Vine, Twitter’s short video messaging service, posted this video of the initial explosion:

Update: Here’s video of the second explosion pozted on YouTube

And here’s video from The Boston Globe:

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  1. Mikey says:

    The elderly fellow in the first video who is right next to the explosion and falls down didn’t stay down long. Amazingly, he was not injured. He got up and finished. Bill Iffrig, age 78, running his third Boston Marathon.

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