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Atlanta runner survives Boston bomb blasts

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Jerry Dubner's primary goal was just to finish the Boston Marathon - now, he's just happy to be alive.

Dubner, who was running his 22nd Boston Marathon, was cruising toward the finish line when the bombs detonated.

"Just as I passed the 26-mile mark, I heard a loud explosion, saw a cloud of smoke," Dubner said. "Before I could register or I could process it in my mind, another explosion went off and it was even with where I was."

Dubner then saw the damage the blasts had done.

"Quickly looked to my left, saw bodies on the ground and blood," Dubner said.

He thought, "Just keep running. Get out of the way so emergency crews can do their job."

He finished the race unscathed.

"I think I was running on adrenaline at that point," Dubner said.

He was running down the center of the road at the time the bombs went off.

"If I had been running along the left hand side of the road, which is where the explosion took place, I'd probably be in the hospital or worse," Dubner said.

Dubner will not let the bombings scare him out of running the Boston Marathon again.

He said the will of the runners, the fans and the city of Boston is greater than the hatred of whoever set the bombs.

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