In the wake of explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, it appears that over 10,000 runners had yet to finish and remained on the course.
Boston Marathon has been canceled - scanner— BuzzFeed News
I doubt most the 13000 runners still on the course had phones with them. Could be long time before they all get in touch with loved ones— Chris Otto
Last year, the average finishing time of the 21,554 runners to complete the marathon was 4:18:27. The clock at the finish line when the bomb went off showed about 4:10:00, and CNN said that half of the 25,000 runners had not completed the race yet this year.
Officials stopped runners on the course in large numbers and diverted them away from the finish line.
UPDATE: @MassEMA says #bostonmarathon runners are being directed off/stopped along course LIVE VIDEO: http://t.co/cxJrEXvCk8— ABC7 News
UPDATE: Runner’s World is reporting that 17,584 of 23,326 runners reached the finish line. Number does not include the many bandits that are known to run Boston unregistered.
Of the 23,326 runners who started, 17,584 crossed the line. Last recorded finisher at 2:57 p.m. #BostonMarathon— Runner’s World
BAA: 4,496 runners crossed the 40K mark and did not reach finish line. 1,246 runners were diverted/stopped before 40K.— Runner’s World