Most of the Pulaski County residents who were participating in the Boston Marathon had already finished the race when two explosions rocked the finish line Monday afternoon, according to the race website.
Just before 3 p.m., two explosions could be heard near the finish line at Copley Square. Boston Police have confirmed two deaths and 23 injuries on their Twitter feed. The nature of the explosions has not been determined and Boston Police have said no arrests have been made.
According to the Boston Marathon website, nine Pulaski County residents were registered to participate, including several who had finished the race or were still on the course:
• Cortney L. Allison, 47, of Little Rock, who finished the race at 2:18 p.m.;
• Jeffrey J. Glasbrenner, 40, of Little Rock, who was at the 40k out of 42k marker at 2:56 p.m. and for whom no finish-line time was recorded;
• Christopher P. Moutos, 21, of Little Rock, who finished the race at 12:49 p.m.;
• Joseph Nichols, 51, of Little Rock, who finished the race at 1:58 p.m.;
• And Dave Wilkinson, 46, of Little Rock, who finished the race at 2:28 p.m.
Other Pulaski County residents were registered to participate, but no statistics were recorded for them on the race website: Jenny Brod, 32, of Maumelle; Wesley N. Hunt, 30, of Little Rock; Vivien Miller, 28, of Sherwood; and Jimmy W. Thompson, 48, of Little Rock.
Contact had not been made with the participants or their families Monday afternoon.
A total of 37 Arkansans were listed on the Boston Marathon website’s list of participants.