Canadians returning to Boston Marathon one year after deadly bombings

Global News

Jean-Paul Bedard clearly remembers the ear-piercing blasts, the ominous plumes of smoke and the total pandemonium that erupted moments after two bombs went off at last year’s Boston Marathon.

The enormity of the situation only hit home days later though, when the 47-year-old was back in Toronto looking at a video his wife had taken of him crossing the finish line – there, in a short clip, appeared to be one of the backpacks authorities believe contained explosives which ripped through the crowd.

“She was just standing there in harm’s way that whole time,” he said of the footage the couple later sent to the FBI. “I was a bit late, an hour later than I normally am and if I had been an extra 20 minutes, she would have been right there.”

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