Dan Corrigan, 28
I was in the group that they stopped right at the Mass. Ave underpass. My mother was at the finish line, right next to the first explosion. She’s all right. She’s a little shaken by everything. She heard the noise and the glass coming down. She saw that the second explosion was in the direction where I was coming from, so she tried to run that way. A mom thing. Luckily, someone was with her and pulled her out.
—As told to Boston magazine / photo by Scott M. Lacey