LAVA Magazine is deeply saddened by the tragic events at today’s Boston Marathon. We’d like to express our condolences to the friends and family of those killed and injured, and ask the entire triathlon community to pray for those affected.
We have been in touch with a number of people from within the triathlon industry who were in Boston – both racing and working – and all are safe and accounted for. Slowtwitch.com has set up a forum thread for those seeking information on friends and family who were in the area: http://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/OFFICIAL_BOSTON_MARATHON_EXPLOSION_THREAD_-_Post_updates_on_friends/family/STers_P4522405/)
You can find the last time checks for anyone racing at this link: http://raceday.baa.org/individual.html
Cell phone service has been shut down throughout much of Boston, but city officials have set up the following number for those trying to locate runners and spectators: 617-635-4500
Google has also set up a Person Finder at the following link: http://google.org/personfinder/2013-boston-explosions
For ongoing information as it unfolds, visit the Boston Globe’s website at ( http://live.boston.com) or follow @BostonGlobe on Twitter.