Wisconsin runners fly back in from Boston Tuesday morning
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MILWAUKEE - Many runners from Wisconsin flew back to Milwaukee on Tuesday, and many had relatives waiting for them. It was an emotional reunion.
Janette Kern has been waiting to embrace her daughter-in-law, Therese, and her son, Joseph, since the bombs went off during the Boston Marathon.
Therese Kern has run a total eight Boston Marathons. But this one will be the most memorable. Just ten minutes after crossing the finish line, she heard the explosion.
"We heard the one bomb go off and looked down and I thought terrorism right away,” Therese Kern said. “And then the second one went off a couple of seconds later and everything was just a mess after that."
Therese is a nurse in the Air Force Reserve and wanted to help the injured. But she says emergency crews were pushing people away.
Kern says this may be her last Boston Marathon.
Nick Montes contributed to this report.