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Mountain Brook Dr. completed Boston Marathon seconds before explosion

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A Mountain Brook doctor crossed the finish line 3 seconds before the first bomb exploded at the Boston Marathon, Monday.

Dr. Scott Weisberg witnessed the smoke fill the air after the explosion. "I had literally just crossed the finish line and as soon as I had  basically walked over the runners mat and was starting to walk… all of a sudden there was this big sound of explosion," Weisberg said.

"We saw smoke in the air. We also saw them starting to tear down the barricade."

Guards told Weisberg and the group he was running with to keep moving. Announcements over loud speakers were being made, telling the crowd a generator had exploded.

Weisberg offered to help, but guards on scene told him to go back. That's when the second bomb detonated. "Then a few seconds later we heard a second explosion. At that point of course we looked back... we saw that there was a lot more smoke in the air."

Weisberg knew something had to be wrong. "That's when it became very scary, chaotic… nobody knew where to run."

Weisberg and all of his friends at the race were unharmed by the explosions and chaos.  His family did not accompany him to the race, but were relieved to discover he was unharmed.

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