Utah governor grateful for strangers who helped daughter after Boston Marathon

Apr 17 2013 - 5:23pm


Utah Gov. Gary Herbert
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert


SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert says he's grateful for the kind strangers that assisted his marathon runner-daughter through the chaos following the bombings in Boston on Monday.

Herbert said during his televised monthly news conference Wednesday that his daughter finished the race about 30 minutes before two bombs went off near the finish line, killing three people and wounding more than 170.

Herbert says that while his daughter was safe, she was forced to evacuate a subway train and walk five miles back to her hotel. He says his daughter was weakened from running the 26. 2 mile race and became disoriented in the chaos that followed the explosion.

Herbert says he thanks the strangers who helped his daughter and will always remember the goodness of people in such a traumatic situation.


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