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Two former U of L athletes, current track and field coach, are safe

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Wesley Korir, a former University of Louisville All-American, finished fifth today in the Marathon, and was gone from the scene before the explosions happened.  Michael Eaton, a former U of L track and field athlete, also ran in the Marathon, and is also unhurt, as is Ron Mann, the U of L track and field coach.

Ron Mann said following the explosions:  "We are fine, and we appreciate the support from everyone who has reached out to us. Our hotel is under lockdown right now. It's about 50 meters from the finish line. We were in the lobby of the hotel, and interviews had just finished up. Wesley and Tarah (Wesley's wife) went back to their room, and I went back to my room with my wife (Charlene). I was actually icing my leg on my bed, when I heard a loud boom and then another just a few seconds after that. I'm just terribly saddened with what's transpired."

He continued: "Just a couple hours earlier, we were close to the VIP stands (on the opposite side of the street from the line of flags), which is pretty close to where the blasts seemed to come from."

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