Athlete, Journalist Josh Cox on Witnessing Boston Marathon Bombings

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By Richard Horgan Comment

For elite runner and SoCal freelance journalist Josh Cox, the destination that immediately followed his frightening presence at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday is of a kind that few other people can point to. He is currently in Olathe, Kansas, preparing to cover Saturday’s Garman Marathon for NBC specialty channel Universal Sports.

Speaking with San Diego ABC-TV weeknight anchor Kimberly Hunt via Skype, Cox explained that he had arrived at the finish line at 2:45 p.m. to set up for more live-remote coverage that day. Or less than a half-hour before the two bombs were detonated.

Cox holds the American record for the 50K long-distance race; he is also a four-time U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier and three-time U.S. National Team member. He also talked about all this on San Diego’s 1090 AM Sports Talk Radio.