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OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?

 
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OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running? - the vid they keep showing... some people kept running after they heard the bomb.
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
Ok one lady is even checking her watch after crossing the line...
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
Yes, It somehow dosen't look real...the damn thing
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
Ok one lady is even checking her watch after crossing the line...
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Yeah I saw that too. LOL. She's a die hard. She's was like fuck that bomb, what my time?
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
like they just wanted to finish - not really running from the explosion.
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
Ok one lady is even checking her watch after crossing the line...
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Yeah I saw that too. LOL. She's a die hard. She's was like fuck that bomb, what my time?
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Yeah I do not even know if she realized something happened. :/
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
Normalcy bias is a scary thing.
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
i don't think they realized it was a bomb, more like a finale (fireworks, loud explosion, etc.)... probably took a few minutes for things to register mentally...
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
I find it strange that the runner who fell down during the explosion was old and he also had a bandage on his leg. It is strange because apparently those runners were the first round of runners to cross the finish line. (One heck of a feat for an old man with a bandage on his leg)
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
i don't think they realized it was a bomb, more like a finale (fireworks, loud explosion, etc.)... probably took a few minutes for things to register mentally...
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cnn had a really close video from someone from boston.com. People were screaming and it was immediate.
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Normalcy bias is a scary thing.
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
I find it strange that the runner who fell down during the explosion was old and he also had a bandage on his leg. It is strange because apparently those runners were the first round of runners to cross the finish line. (One heck of a feat for an old man with a bandage on his leg)
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hmmm
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
They were "in the zone"? Or they had ipods in their ear?
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running? - the vid they keep showing... some people kept running after they heard the bomb.
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my wife wanted to know who won the race. DUH!!!
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
No. Runners are thinking about their time and maybe they thought it was something else.

What WAS ODD was the 2 cops who are standing right in front of the blast where the old man fell in front of them. They don't even flinch. Well, one barely does a tiny flinch but the other just stands there and continues looking down the road. A few seconds later, then they react.

wtf
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
I would guess that for some people, an event like that takes a few moments to register. The explosions could have been registered as fireworks, the screaming as cheering, so on. That moment of disbelief that something like this could happen can be powerful.
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
When watching the video of the runner falling in slow motion, the man's legs appear to collapse under him. Being right next to the explosion when it happened, it makes sense to me that he'd collapse like that especially if he was taxed by running 4 hours!
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running? - the vid they keep showing... some people kept running after they heard the bomb.
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Is normal human response .
The only thing You'r focussed on is Your finish-time. Nothing else matters. (as you see).
After they're finishes the normal world is comming back to their brains.

Look at the runners passing the place of bombing.. Same response. It isn't fitting in their brain at that moment.

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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
i am sure you can get into the frame of mind of a person finishing up a marathon from you keyboard, let alone consider that you are watching it in slow motion.

legit.
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
Normalcy bias is a scary thing.
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?
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People don't internalize a catastrophe and continue on with their normal course. It's been documented in subway fires - people just keep walking in, because that much chaos can't possibly be happening.

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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
I find it strange that the runner who fell down during the explosion was old and he also had a bandage on his leg. It is strange because apparently those runners were the first round of runners to cross the finish line. (One heck of a feat for an old man with a bandage on his leg)
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ohyeah
"When tyrants tremble in their fear, and hear their death knell ringing,
When friends rejoice both far and near, how can I keep from singing"

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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
I find it strange that the runner who fell down during the explosion was old and he also had a bandage on his leg. It is strange because apparently those runners were the first round of runners to cross the finish line. (One heck of a feat for an old man with a bandage on his leg)
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ohyeah
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BTW, I hope I'm using the right smilie for this. I'm trying to indicate agreement :)
"When tyrants tremble in their fear, and hear their death knell ringing,
When friends rejoice both far and near, how can I keep from singing"

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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
Normalcy bias is a scary thing.
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?
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People don't internalize a catastrophe and continue on with their normal course. It's been documented in subway fires - people just keep walking in, because that much chaos can't possibly be happening.

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 Quoting: ssle


oh ok.
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
You gotta understand they have just run 42.2ks/26miles. After that distance your not focused on whats going on around you cause your so drained.
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
You gotta understand they have just run 42.2ks/26miles. After that distance your not focused on whats going on around you cause your so drained.
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Very true (not that I've ever run that distance, I'm good for about 10 yards).
"When tyrants tremble in their fear, and hear their death knell ringing,
When friends rejoice both far and near, how can I keep from singing"

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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
actually some look over at the explosion... and keep running. Possibly from it? Not sure.
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
I have run a couple of marathons, and the crowds cheering, the hubbub, the excitement, it all blends into a dull roar as you focus on putting one foot in front of the other and just get to the end. Especially right near the finish line, you are in a zone, the outside world hardly invading your inner dialogue to just "git 'er done".

The last thing that would be expected would be a bomb, so even when it happens right in front of you, it would not register at first as a bomb.

I could totally see how the first few people would've been oblivious to the emergency unfolding around them.
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
Ok one lady is even checking her watch after crossing the line...
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Yeah I saw that too. LOL. She's a die hard. She's was like fuck that bomb, what my time?
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Yeah I do not even know if she realized something happened. :/
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She was thinking she probably broke the sound barrier with her record time.
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
Ok one lady is even checking her watch after crossing the line...
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Yeah I saw that too. LOL. She's a die hard. She's was like fuck that bomb, what my time?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 38110673


Yeah I do not even know if she realized something happened. :/
 Quoting: oh9876


She was thinking she probably broke the sound barrier with her record time.
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lol
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
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Yeah I saw that too. LOL. She's a die hard. She's was like fuck that bomb, what my time?
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Yeah I do not even know if she realized something happened. :/
 Quoting: oh9876


She was thinking she probably broke the sound barrier with her record time.
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lol
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yeah
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Re: OK is it strange that some of the runners at the Boston Marathon kept running?
actually some look over at the explosion... and keep running. Possibly from it? Not sure.
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Thats what surprised me ..the response..they didnt seem scared..





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