James Whipple happy to be home in Norwalk after Boston Marathon bombings

James Whipple was celebrating his sixth marathon with

James Whipple was celebrating his sixth marathon with his wife, Shannon, and their two young daughters in a restaurant a block away from the finish line when the bombs went off. (Credit: News 12 )

NORWALK - A Norwalk man who ran the Boston Marathon yesterday is thankful to be safe and back in southwestern Connecticut this evening.

James Whipple was celebrating his sixth marathon with his wife, Shannon, and their two young daughters in a restaurant a block away from the finish line when the bombs went off.

For more than an hour, Whipple says they were in lockdown, with no cellphone service, and unaware of the extent of the carnage outside.

While Whipple says he'll run another marathon, he and his wife admit they aren't sure if they'll bring their children to another big public event.

He is due to run another marathon in three weeks.

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