CHATTANOOGA, TN, (WDEF), <"The marathon's been cancelled and they told us to get off Common Wealth avenue."
After running the Boston Marathon over half a dozen times Tony Grossi was a mile from the finish when he noticed spectators and cops acting strangely.
"But this time they were going out into the middle of the street and talking to the runners as they were going by, it was not typical."
Tony's wife was at the finish line waiting for him when she heard a series of explosions.
"I first thought somebody is celebrating something or something odd has happened, but when you hear loud noises on a day like patriots day in Boston, you don't think terrorist attack."
She feels the attacks have made her more angry than sad.
"If I start to worry about what's going to happen to me or to Tony, because of what these people do, then they win, and i'm not going to do that, I don't want them to win."
Tony was only one of 15 runners without the full use of his legs and suffers from the same rare condition as blade runner Oscar Pistorius.
"You go out and do what you are going to do, if you are going to go out and run your race tomorrow, go out and run your race, if your going to go visit any place where there are a lot of people, go do it, you can't live your life in fear"
Tony is already in training for New York in the fall.