Americus woman honored for Boston Marathon participation

Americus woman honored for Boston Marathon participation

AMERICUS, GA (WTVM) - An Americus woman who completed last week's Boston Marathon just before those bombs exploded says she is ready to run it again.

Charlene Pennymon was honored for all her hard work at a ceremony Tuesday.

Pennymon crossed the finish line in just under four hours, and minutes ahead of the explosions.

She says she didn't realize the seriousness of the incident, until she talked to her husband who was at the finish line and witnessed the chaos unfold.

"He heard the first bombing and they just all took off running, he said people were running and people were just jumping and falling over tables just trying to get out of the way and stampeding almost," Pennymon said. "The Lord just kept our timing just right. I finished in time, got over the line in time.  My husband wasn't too far up to be in the middle of all the devastation.  I'm just thankful."

They both made it out uninjured. Pennymon is planning on running in next year's Boston Marathon.

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