ASHWAUBENON - As the leader of My Team Triumph, a group who helps disabled people compete in athletic events, Christian Jensen has seen his share of finish lines. But none compare to what he saw at the end of this year's Boston Marathon.
"As I got closer to the finish line, it was a war zone," said Jensen. "It was squad cars going everywhere, police officers yelling, helicopters flying around overhead, people crying, screaming. At that point, it's just adrenaline. All I was thinking about was trying to find my family."
Jensen's wife, Tiffany, was with his mother at a shopping center, not far from where the second bomb went off.
"We just felt the whole building shake and people started running and I just grabbed her and we left right away," said Tiffany Jensen.
Closer to the first blast was Prevea Health sports medicine doctor Jeremy Metzler. He was in the race's medical tent, hoping to pick up tips for Green Bay's marathon.
"I've never heard that big of a place that quiet after the first one went off," said Metzler. "No one really knew what was going on. You just heard a big boom and then you kind of felt the ground shake, you feel the airwaves and then everyone was quiet."
To give you an idea how close Metzler was to the bomb locations, take a look at some of the pictures that are in newspapers across the country. He can be seen in some of them, like one Associated Press picture in Tuesday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
"Your training kind of kicks in and you just try and go help," said Metzler. "Looking back on it could there have been another bomb nearby? Once we got everyone stabilized and out of the area, the EMS and the police got us out of the area as quickly as possible because again they didn't know what was going on either."
Meanwhile, the Jensens were trying to connect. With jammed up cell phone signals, it took two hours before Christian was able to text message his wife.
"Once we finally saw each other, it was a big relief," said Christian Jensen.
As the couple continues to digest the tragedy, Christian says he'd love to go back to Boston to run the marathon again.
"A lot of people I think are going to feel a need to do it again, to release that, to demonstrate that need that they have to show the terrorists or show whoever decided to do this that they can't change our lifestyle," said Christian Jensen.
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