Security is priority as runners from Wisconsin try to get home
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BOSTON - Hundreds of runners from Wisconsin took part in the 2013 Boston Marathon, and 200 of those runners are from our part of the state.
Wisconsinites who were near the blasts are still telling their scary stories.
There is a big push for many from Wisconsin is to get home. Many had already made plans to be on their way late last night or early this morning, but still many others are changing plans, and cutting vacations short.
Tammy Zyduck is a runner from Waukesha who struggled to connect with her sister-in-law in the minutes after the blast.
"A few minutes after that, I got my bag. I went to the intersection,” she said. “Then, it started getting very chaotic. People started screaming and running everywhere and I couldn't find the family waiting area where I was going to meet Beth. Then, I asked a volunteer and he almost walked me there."
"It was very surreal because you're walking around going ‘There were two explosions, there's probably going to be more and where is that going to be? Which way are you going to go?’” said Beth Lambrecht Scasny, a spectator from Muskego. “You just don't know where to go or what to do. I had to find Tammy before I could do anything else."
Moving around the city has become a real challenge. With so many streets closed, that makes traffic all the more heavy on streets that have remained open.
Tom Murray contributed to this report.