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Three Dead, Hundreds Injured After Explosions Near Marathon Finish

Running Store Hosts Somber "Social Run" After Marathon Blasts

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    Dozens of Dallas runners gathered early Tuesday morning for the popular Luke's Locker morning "social run." (Published Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013)

    Dozens of Dallas runners gathered early Tuesday morning for the popular Luke's Locker morning "social run."

    The popular running store sent about 18 North Texas runners to Boston for the marathon. Luke's Locker said everyone who ran as part of its team is safe.

    Most of the runners are still in Boston and are planning to head back to North Texas today.

    The mood during Tuesday's 6 a.m. run was somber and serious. About 30 runners in total met in the parking lot with heavy hearts to start the jog.

    For the runners in Dallas, it was been a restless night of trying to get updates from their friends. Many said they only got updates because strangers were letting people use their cell phones and power outlets.

    "I had people checking in on Facebook. Texting was very difficult. I finally got a text from my friend, who ended up sitting in a stranger's car, borrowing his phone. So I wouldn't say it was panic, but definitely chaos until we were able to hear from everyone and confirm they were alright," said local runner Colm Bergin.

    On Monday, Luke's Locker CEO Matt Lucas said he was saddened by the attacks.

    "It's very disappointing, in terms of the running community, that this would happen. Running is such a peaceful event," Lucas said.