Columbia runners in Boston Marathon appear to be safe

Monday, April 15, 2013 | 4:13 p.m. CDT; updated 11:51 p.m. CDT, Monday, April 15, 2013

COLUMBIA — All the Boston Marathon runners who listed themselves as being from Columbia have been accounted for and appear to be OK.

The Missourian gathered updates on the runners' safety through social media and other channels, and people were sharing updates on our Facebook thread here.

While we have not independently confirmed the safety of all these runners, we have been keeping a list of people who were accounted for. By a few minutes before 7 p.m. Monday, everyone on the list below was reported to be safe.

We also talked to Darrin Young, and he ended up not going to Boston.

Young had registered to run in the marathon but was safe at home in Columbia on Monday when the two explosions occurred near the race's finish line. Young, 46, according to the Boston Athletic Association, said he chose not to travel to Boston for the race because he hadn't been able to train appropriately since the birth of his son five months ago.

This is the complete list of participants who said they were from Columbia:

  • Jennifer Anderson
  • Becky Bond
  • Dawn Castagno-Dysart
  • Jordan Derose
  • Kathy Doisy
  • Keith Fernandez
  • Shellaine Frazier
  • Dan Heaviland
  • Laura Hillard
  • Sean Kennelly
  • John Louie
  • Haley Schwarz
  • Anne Sievers
  • Michael Tripp
  • William Washington

Do you have any updates from people you know at the Boston Marathon? Let us know what you're hearing in the comments below. 

Missourian reporters Andrew Wagaman, Alex Silverman, Philip Joens and Kelly Moffitt contributed to this report.