Bombing survivor finishes Boston Marathon at same time as ’13 tragedy
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Patrick Downes finished Monday’s race at the same time as the tragedy occurred in 2013, reports Race Results Weekly’s Chris Lotsbom.
Downes finished this year’s race at 2:49 p.m. ET, the exact time that the first bomb exploded at the finish line in 2013. His total race time was 05:56:46.
Downes lost a leg three years ago at the marathon and completed the 2016 race while running on his prosthetic. This year, Downes ran to endow the Boston College Strong Scholarship at his alma mater.
Downes’s wife Jessica Kensky is also a bombing survivor.