WATCH: A Runner’s Point of View of the Boston Marathon Explosion

A marathon runner captures one of the bombs detonated just meters ahead of her on the marathon course

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Updated: Apr. 16, 2013 at 4:00 a.m. EST

Only 14 seconds long, but nonetheless chilling.

The video uploaded to YouTube by a runner’s daughter shows one of the bombs going off just meters ahead of her mother.

The marathoner’s camera captures the flash, smoke and loud bang of the explosion. Immediately afterward, the camera points at the ground as you see the mother’s feet change direction. But you don’t need to see the chaos to hear the screams.

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The video and the source are authentic and it was confirmed to TIME by a Storyful news editor (Storyful posted the video on its YouTube page).

The daughter posted a message accompanying the video on her YouTube account: “This is a video my mom recorded of the explosion. We are so lucky we got out of there when we did. My mom didn’t finish the race but we are all safe and that’s what matters. My heart goes out to [the] victims[.]”

The blasts killed at least three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injured more than 140.

MORE: 3 Dead, More Than 140 Injured as 2 Bombs Explode at Boston Marathon

91 comments
SaiHtoo13
SaiHtoo13

@TIME @TIMENewsFeed How about the video of US bombed and killed 33 innocent civilians in Iraq the other day? Anyways, Pray for Boston.

Vijay Banga
Vijay Banga

Every terrorist act is bad and sad, an act of Barbarism but there is mushroom growth of Insanity across the world and it is increasingly difficult to separate Friends from Enemy. Sometimes even US is supporting wrong friends, in the process suffering in more ways than one. Who is to blame, a revisit in matters of policies seems the best solution and the time is now.

Thomas Meyer
Thomas Meyer

The travesty that is happening in Syria is just awefull nobody talks about it it is just very sad

Miguel Angel Tinoco
Miguel Angel Tinoco

Family Guy Episode Predicted Boston Marathon Attack https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gmGNtasS_3Q#! Nevertheless, let the bishop go unto the city of New York, also to the city of Albany, and also to the city of Boston, and warn the people of those cities with the sound of the gospel, with a loud voice, of the desolation and utter abolishment which await them if they do reject these things. For if they do reject these things the hour of their judgment is nigh, and their house shall be left unto them desolate. Let him trust in me and he shall not be confounded; and a hair of his head shall not fall to the ground unnoticed. And verily I say unto you, the rest of my servants, go ye forth as your circumstances shall permit, in your several callings, unto the great and notable cities and villages, reproving the world in righteousness of all their unrighteous and ungodly deeds, setting forth clearly and understandingly the desolation of abomination in the last days. For, with you saith the Lord Almighty, I will rend their kingdoms; I will not only shake the earth, but the starry heavens shall tremble. For I, the Lord, have put forth my hand to exert the powers of heaven; ye cannot see it now, yet a little while and ye shall see it, and know that I am, and that I will come and reign with my people. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Amen. (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 84:114 - 120) http://voiceofwarning.blogspot.com/2013/04/if-they-have-called-master-of-house.html Zion and Jerusalem, April 15, 2013 If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? (New Testament | Matthew 10:25)

Angelo Bustonera
Angelo Bustonera

Nah, you're not stupid. Lonely and desperate for attention? perhaps. Stupid? No.

Zafar Kayani
Zafar Kayani

My get well soon wishes to injured persons & heartfelt condolence to the grieved families.

Odhie
Odhie

yes.. i'm muslim very well... i'm cry every i'm watching human die with a bom... my friends die with your bom in iraq... and my pain you not understand..... i know what ur feel about this....

Willie Makena
Willie Makena

An eye for an eye, is a no go area this world will end up with no eyes, My heart to all who died in stupid senseless killings around, anyway there isn't sense killing barbaric

JP Borje
JP Borje

retaliation is on the way

Htoo Myat
Htoo Myat

No. I'm just your kind of stupid. :)

Htoo Myat
Htoo Myat

I don't know about you but I like to be fair. Being fair is not hatred.

Val R-Leclerc
Val R-Leclerc

thats it ... a human being is a humain being whatever their country is

Val R-Leclerc
Val R-Leclerc

I ''cry'' when a human being dies... if media would cover every single death in the world, if peopkle only knew they'd be as sad as they are for the people from boston today... its up to you to let them know not with hate but with teh media, be it your fight fight to let people know dont spread the hate

Odhie
Odhie

how many u kill in iraq and afganistan with ur bom... u cry????

Moha Issa
Moha Issa

3 American = 10000000 Afghan, pakistan....

Htoo Myat
Htoo Myat

Mossad is an Israeli intelligence network. I don't see the connection though.

AdalbertoCervantesRodriguez
AdalbertoCervantesRodriguez

USA through CIA and the other Agencies have given support to mafias for interchange of more US safety, but simply it does not work out, they are only attacking clean citizens without a trial while the illegal and legal aliens and internal t...errorists have been used them to expand their legal and illegal businesses and destroy their American enemies. Something is definitely wrong in USA.
El problema es que la misma CIA capacita a terroristas, atacando ciudadanos Americanos sin ningún juicio, y acrecentando el poder de mafias en negocios legales e ilegales.
La CIA tiene que ver mucho en esto al colocar gente de la India, China y hasta mexicanos en posiciones financieras y de sistemas para modificar los libros contables y así poder hacer transacciones ilegales.
Porqué las autoridades mexicanas no investigan la situación del DIF con CPS San Antonio, TX, así como al mismo Consulado de México en EU. Existe un tráfico humano que sobrepasa la imaginación, posiblemente ligado a blancos extremistas tanto en EU como en México, familias que les gusta esclavizar personas, inclusive niños.

HuGo Azevedo
HuGo Azevedo

We should cry from anyone who dies, respect.

Linda Fassett
Linda Fassett

I thought the same thing~~ what's with the haha?? people DIED! People lost legs!!! Odhie, keep your sick opinions to yourself!!

Htoo Myat
Htoo Myat

I refuse to act like the life of an American is more precious than life of an Afghani or life of a Syrian. We're all humans. If we felt nothing about 10 afghan children got killed in a NATO strike, we shouldn't be crying over 3 Americans.

Putting the laughter back into manslaughter
Putting the laughter back into manslaughter

..Meanwhile hundreds died in Iraq. USA cant war against so many countries and not expect the terror to spread back at home. My thought are with the casualties. Both from Boston and Iraq.

Odhie
Odhie

mosad... hahah

verajmimi
verajmimi

Hi there on one of those buildings there is someone. Try to watch the building there is something black standing as you watch it, it will move. When the bomb turns out. It is real there is someone I have a photo. But I dont know how to post it.

verajmimi
verajmimi

And he might be the one who threw it.

verajmimi
verajmimi

Yup i did and i think he was the one who threw it