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Posted on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 : 8:29 p.m.

Boston Marathon explosion: List of Ann Arbor participants with updates

By Amy Biolchini

Editor's note: Updates to participants' statuses are indicated with a time stamp when they were changed.


Medical workers aid injured people at the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston Monday. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.

AP Photo | The Boston Globe, David L Ryan

Following the two deadly, tragic explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, has been tracking the status of Ann Arbor-area runners that were registered for the race.

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Race registration and split times for each participant are available online. Google has started a "Person Finder" database based on user information for the Boston Marathon explosion.

The following is a list of the status of the 66 Washtenaw County residents who had registered for the race.

As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, all of the individuals on this list had been accounted for and were unharmed in Monday's explosions.

To give an update on an individual, please email or leave a comment below.

Ann Arbor

  • Meredith Barrett, 25 - confirmed OK
  • Jessie Benaglio, 24 - confirmed OK; updated Tuesday morning
  • David A. Bizot, 42 - did not run due to injury
  • Nina Bovio, 67 - did not finish the race
  • David Bradley, 45 - confirmed OK, updated Tuesday morning
  • Adrian A. Carnie, 41 - confirmed OK
  • Alaina C. Case, 30 - confirmed OK
  • Ryan Case, 32 - confirmed OK
  • Andrew M. Caselli, 30 - confirmed OK
  • Christine Comer, 42 - confirmed OK
  • Jackie Dalton, 45 - confirmed OK
  • Joel D. Dalton, 45 - confirmed OK
  • Nancy A. Damm, 46 - confirmed OK
  • Susan David, 47 - confirmed OK; updated 1:30 p.m. Tuesday
  • Christopher Dresser, 29 - did not run
  • John Farah, 69 - confirmed OK
  • Danielle M. Hainer, 23 - did not run
  • Jason L. Hall, 38 - confirmed OK
  • David A. Harlock, 42 - did not run; updated 11 p.m.
  • Chelsea Hickok, 27 - did not run; updated 11 p.m.
  • Chelsea C. Holt, 25 - confirmed OK
  • Behnam Kamrani, 38 - confirmed OK
  • James D. Kasten Jr., 24 - confirmed OK
  • Mollie A. Kempa, 28 - confirmed OK
  • Gregory King, 29 - confirmed OK
  • Aaron Kosel, 23 - confirmed OK
  • Kelley P. Kozloff, 36 - confirmed OK
  • Doug H. LeMaster, 48 - confirmed OK
  • Gianne Lete, 43 - confirmed OK
  • Scott Loewe, 33 - confirmed OK
  • Samantha Longacre, 23 - did not run; updated 11 p.m.
  • Eduardo Matsuo, 60 - confirmed OK
  • John A. Maxey, 32 - confirmed OK
  • Adam Mazel, 36 - did not run; updated 11 p.m.
  • Amy Mikhail, 45 - confirmed OK
  • Elizabeth A. Mills, 25 - confirmed OK; updated noon Tuesday
  • Rob Morgan, 47 - confirmed OK
  • Eric Ohrn, 28 - confirmed OK; did not run, updated 10:30 p.m.
  • Bonita Ohye, 44 - confirmed OK; did not attend the race
  • Richard Ohye, 49 - confirmed OK; did not attend the race
  • Kristina Olsen, 24 - did not attend the race; updated noon Tuesday
  • Erin E. Patton, 30 - no record of them running
  • Leonid Pavlovsky, 24 -confirmed ok; updated Tuesday morning
  • Mike Roth, 24 - confirmed OK; updated Tuesday morning
  • Catie Schadlick, 28 - confirmed OK
  • Tim G. Schuster, 40, of Ann Arbor - confirmed OK, updated 10:30 p.m.
  • Lori K. Sella-Armstrong, 42 - confirmed OK, updated 10:30 p.m.
  • Ellie Serras, 63- confirmed OK
  • Christine Stead, 41 - confirmed OK
  • Dani Steinbacher, 27 - confirmed OK
  • Eric Straka, 46 - confirmed OK
  • Roger Sunahara, 50 - confirmed OK
  • Leah Tai, 27 - confirmed OK
  • Andrea Walrath, 33 - confirmed OK
  • Michael Waterson, 26 - confirmed OK; updated Tuesday morning
  • Josh White, 25 - confirmed OK


  • Danie Matusik, 41 - confirmed OK
  • Roy Schmidt, 50 - confirmed OK


  • Dale Karr, 60 - confirmed OK updated Tuesday morning
  • Herbert Morelock, 41- confirmed OK


  • Chuck Martens, 48 - confirmed OK; updated Tuesday morning
  • Alexis Nees, 45 - confirmed OK; updated Tuesday morning
  • Kathy Renberg, 50 - confirmed OK

Whitmore Lake

  • Katherine Gillman, 46 - did not run; updated 11:15 p.m.


  • Mayrie Eckermann, 40 - confirmed OK; updated Tuesday morning
  • Tony Wisniewski, 45 - confirmed OK

-- Reporters Kyle Feldscher and Ben Freed and editors Pete Cunningham and Cindy Heflin contributed to this report.

Amy Biolchini covers Washtenaw County, health and environmental issues for Reach her at (734) 623-2552, or on Twitter.


Ann English

Wed, Apr 17, 2013 : 12:09 a.m.

The bombs were closest to the spectators, not the runners. So the fatalities and worst injuries affected the spectators. But I do expect that we would hear from the runners themselves if their known spectators (their friends or relatives watching) were hurt or killed. Which we haven't, so the longer list of spectators (possibly from other states, too) are also unhurt.

Terry Star21

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 11:06 p.m.

Amy, thank you for this list. As a long time runner in the area, I appreciated hearing about my friends and fellow runners. Ann Arbor is one of the most booming running areas in America, and I think we all (that weren't there) appreciated this news. You handled this with compassion and class. Thanks.

Jay Thomas

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 6:22 p.m.

I read through the entire list to learn that no one had been harmed.

Susan Montgomery

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 8:35 p.m.

They wrote a newer article about how none was harmed:


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 5:11 p.m.

After what pictures came out of Boston? This list is extremely helpful to those who probably did not know a friend or loved one ran in the Boston. We have a friend in Boston and have yet to email for a response back. She is probably fine. But still, after what I saw? Only in wars.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 4:10 p.m.

Publishing a list with updates is fine, but including the age of each one is not necessary and an invasion of privacy. Other cities in New England had lists of local runners on news sites and didn't include ages, which preserves confidentiality.

Ann English

Wed, Apr 17, 2013 : 12:22 a.m.

I'd rather see ages used to help differentiate people with common names than PHOTOGRAPHS!

Amy Biolchini

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 5:24 p.m.

Listing people's ages is to help identify them to avoid confusion and speculation, as some names are fairly common. It's a practice we employ in news reporting across the board. All of the ages listed in this story were publicly available on the Boston Marathon official website.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 4:07 p.m.

Good job, for the updates and the longer list. I was hoping that we can get a complitation of the finish times by the local area runners. Know that, approx 1/3rd of the field was unable to finish because they were still out on the course when the explosions occurred. Hopefully, you folks can get some comments from those who were there...once they return home.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 1:21 p.m.

Thanks very much for posting this, Very helpful.

Kyle Mattson

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 3:41 p.m.

We're glad you found this helpful ChelseaBob, and we extend our thanks to all the friends and family members who called and e-mailed our reporters to let us know the status of the individual(s) in Boston.

Responsible Citizen

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 11:59 a.m.

I also must commend A2.Com readers for not politicizing this horrible act. We'll know soon enough who was responsible and until then, we should also focus on the victims and their families. So many hate-filled posts on the net with a lot of speculating when the public has virtually no information as of yet.

Kyle Mattson

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 3:39 p.m.

I second your sentiments Responsible Cit.

Responsible Citizen

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 11:56 a.m.

I'm assuming that if someone were injured or (worse) killed, A2.Com would leave a blank until friends/family had been notified. I found this list helpful as I knew people running, and was reassured they were okay. As stated, cell service was out in parts of the area. Also, if it were an acquaintance running and not someone with whom you had contact, it would be reassuring to know they were okay.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 11:48 a.m.

I can confirm that Dr. David Bradley is safe and sound after completing the race. Received an email from him this morning.

Kai Petainen

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 2:23 a.m.

"Google has started a "Person Finder" database based on user information for the Boston Marathon explosion. " That's quite nice of Google to help like that....

Kyle Mattson

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 3:04 a.m.

Hey Kai- Judson Hoffman spoke about this tool Google created back in the fall when he visited Washtenaw Econ Club Mtg. It is a simple user generated system that they can quickly customize to fit the emergency situation and give people the opportunity to locate a family member. I believe they first launched it during the Japan earthquake in '11:

Amy Biolchini

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 2:39 a.m.

The database is dependent on user input to work, so in our research for this story we found it to be ineffective in the first several hours after the event. Hopefully overnight more information is added.

Gary Gibson

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 2:04 a.m.

Mary Gibson completed the marathon and re-qualified to run again. She and her family left the area of the explosion minutes before it happened. We are all safe but had to walk out of the city on foot since authorities shut down all mass transit. At one point, police ordered us to take cover and lay on the ground since they were going to explode a device they found. We did take cover but nothing happened. We were able to finally reach a bus that took us away from the downtown area. We are all safe.

Amy Biolchini

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 2:37 a.m.

Gary, so good to hear from you and that you and Mary are OK.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 2:20 a.m.

I'm relieved to hear about your family's and your own safety.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 1:54 a.m.

@ JBK, re: "... what is the point of this list?" Uhh... How about reassuring people that their friends and loved ones are OK? That works for me, but evidently not for you. "Would you really post a comment about someone maimed or killed?" Did anyone actually suggest doing such a thing? If not, why would you think that would do it? And, re: "What if someone died or lost a limb, etc.. It could be a very delicate situation." Yup. That's probably one reason that the list focuses on those who came through unscathed. Those whose status remains unknown simply have their names listed. This is useful because it allows the general public to focus on tracking down those with uncertain outcomes. Can you elaborate on your disapproval of's coverage? I'm confused.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 4:09 p.m. JBK...that person just doesn't get it.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 1:41 a.m.

Eric Ohrn did not run. And I appreciate the list you've provided. Cell coverage is out in much of Boston.

Ann English

Wed, Apr 17, 2013 : 12:17 a.m.

But those who were there yet did NOT run were in greater danger of the bombs than the runners were. It IS good to receive the news that they, too, were not hurt, such as Katherine Gillman.

Amy Biolchini

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 2:36 a.m.

Thank you for the update.

Deb Anderson

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 1:27 a.m.

We all rooted for and tracked Dani Steinbacher's bib number at work today at UofM, our friend and respected colleague. You have no idea how THANKFUL we all were to find out that she was safe and sound. It was a roller-coaster ride from euphoric to dreadful worry and tears and back to euphoric again knowing that she is safe and sound. I choose to focus on her incredible run and the rest of this news story, as horrific as was, will all play out in the end. We're just thankful beyond words that she is okay and to celebrate her awesome performance. My heart is heavy for those not as fortunate and for their friends and families. God bless you Dani.

Kyle Feldscher

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 12:50 a.m.

If there's anyone who can fill in the blanks on this list, please leave a comment or email Amy. We understand it's very difficult for a lot of people in Boston to let everyone know at home that they're OK. Hopefully, this list will allow everyone to have a one-stop shop to show Ann Arbor area residents in Boston today are OK.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 12:44 a.m.

Amy - Not to be tasteless, but what is the point of this list? Would you really post a comment about someone maimed or killed? Jane Doe - Deceased. Killed by bomb Larry Doe - Lost both arms by bomb This list makes no sense to me. Perhaps you can enlighten all of your readers as to the value you are bringing.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 7:19 p.m.

I'm thankful for the list and the updates! I know three people in that race and am glad to see their names on here and that they are okay. Prayers to all the families affected by this!


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 5:54 p.m.

JBK will go down in infamy as someone with the most thumbs down in history. And with good reason.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 4:19 p.m.

I echo the sentiment of others here. I very much appreciate you posting this list.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 4:04 p.m.

JBK: 69 thumbs down and counting.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 12:35 p.m.

JBK The fact that you don't get it is amazing.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 12:16 p.m.

JBK, I'm amazed that this list "makes no sense to you". This is EXACTLY what a local news outlet should be doing in this type of situation. And yes, your post was tasteless when you tried to get cute after asking your question.

Gerard Jendras

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 5:08 a.m.

Thank you so much, Amy. I've been working for about 6 hours to find out whether a friend ran there today (he did!) and whether he's okay (yes!). I was getting no replies from him, and was worried sick.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 4:08 a.m.

I for one think this is great coverage. WTG for easing some of our minds.

Deb Anderson

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 1:35 a.m.

It's valued because there isn't cell phone coverage there right now. My friend was running in the marathon and my niece was a bystander watching it and thankfully, both are safe and sound. I'm grateful beyond belief for this coverage because we care about those we know who ran and the only tasteless thing I've read so far was your comment.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 1:18 a.m.

I appreciate the list. One of my students may be there and I'm worried about her.

Amy Biolchini

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 1:07 a.m.

I would agree that the situation could become complicated should that kind of information arise -- and we would assess that carefully before publishing, as we do with every story we write regarding accidents and fatalities. The names of the injured and dead in this event in Boston have not been released yet. We're reporting what we know.


Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 12:59 a.m.

Amy - I agree, but what if you post information about someone BEFORE it gets to the family? How would you handle that? What if someone died or lost a limb, etc.. It could be a very delicate situation.

Anonymous Commentor

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 12:58 a.m.

Amy - Thanks for posting this list, and for continued updating. I know a number of people who ran the marathon or were there with friends and family members. It's good to see their names here, and to know that they're okay.

Amy Biolchini

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 12:49 a.m.

JBK, it's difficult for many people to communicate from Boston right now and there's a lot up in the air as the investigation develops. The list is to present an organized picture of how people from the Ann Arbor area have been affected. More than 60 runners from Washtenaw County were registered in the Boston Marathon -- every one of whom is just as valuable and important as the next.