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Emotional Reunion After Returning Home From Boston

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Liz Tollett and her fiancé, new Salisbury Council President Jake Day, reunite after Tollett returned home from the Boston Marathon on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: WBOC) Liz Tollett and her fiancé, new Salisbury Council President Jake Day, reunite after Tollett returned home from the Boston Marathon on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- It was an emotional reunion for Liz Tollett and her fiancé, new Salisbury Council President Jake Day, Tuesday afternoon at the airport.  Tollett was returning home after taking part in the Boston Marathon that turned deadly after two bombs went off near the finish line.

Tollett said it was just about two minutes after she crossed the finish line when the explosions went off.

"I saw the smoke and I saw runners franticly running from the finish line," Tollett said. "Police kind of not knowing what to say to all the spectators and runners.  And then I fled.  I went away from the scene, got into a cab and went back to the hotel."

Tollett's fiancé, Day, was with her earlier in the day in Boston but needed to return to Salisbury to be sworn in to the City Council.  Day said that on his way home, Mayor Jim Ireton called him to let him know what was going on in Boston. 

"I just sat there on the side of the road and waited.  I was near Bear, Del., and sat there in my rental car and just waited and kept calling and calling and calling.  My phone died so I used skype on my iPad and called her over and over and over until I got her on the phone," Day said.

Tollett is home safe on Delmarva but said her experience in Boston will not stop her from running more marathons in the future, including the Boston Marathon.

"What happened to those families is heartbreaking.  You can't take that away," she said. "I would love to run another marathon in honor of those families who were hurt.  I just want to stand strong for them and I know the running community will come together and also stand strong for those families."

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