(NEWS CENTER)-- Maine native Joan Benoit Samuelson was one of the tens of thousands of runners in Mondays Boston marathon. The Olympic Gold Medalist had completed the race long before the explosions took place.
Joan released a statement about Mondays events today:
"Tragedy trumped triumph in Boston on Monday. However, the human spirit and the strength of runners and our sport will prevail in good time amidst the aftermath of this senseless and horrific act. My heart now beats for those lives lost and for those whose stride will forever be challenged."