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ESPN’s Boston Marathon Tragedy firsthand accounts and perspectives

While ESPN’s live coverage on the Boston Marathon tragedy continues, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and friends and the running community. Several ESPN employees were in Boston as reporters, runners or spectators and have shared their stories on SportsCenter and ESPN.com.

ESPN Employee Eyewitness Accounts

Bob Ley interviewed ESPN.com senior director of design and race participant Dan Benshoff, who describes the scene around the finish line and in the medical tent.

Jeremy Schaap interviewed ESPN producer and race participant Bryan Jaroch, who said he was about a mile from crossing the finish line when the explosions occurred.

Bob Ley interviewed ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi, who ran the Boston Marathon last year and has participated in the race the last eight years through his Tedy’s Team running squad, about the scene after the explosions.

Hannah Storm interviewed Brandon Thies, an ESPN Media Operations employee who attended the Boston Marathon.

On Mike&Mike In The Morning, ESPN employee Matt Harrington shares his thoughts on what it was like being in the vicinity of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

ESPN.com columnist Bonnie Ford, who covered the Boston Marathon, writes that the bombings will test the marathon community.

Grantland’s Charles P. Pierce was on the scene and writes about the aftermath.

Boston perspectives

Curt Schilling, a Boston-area resident, ESPN baseball analyst and former Red Sox star, shares his perspective with Baseball Tonight colleague Karl Ravech.

ESPN contributor and longtime Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan, on Mike&Mike In The Morning, talks about the explosions, the nature of Patriots Day, what comes next.

ESPNBoston.com columnist Gordon Edes writes that Boston’s unique celebration of baseball and marathon has been dealt a chilling blow.

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