by Elizabeth Ruiz
Timing was everything for some San Antonio runners at the Boston Marathon.
Attorney Chance McGhee says his wife, Nicole, had been standing by the flags just minutes before the explosions occured, but she left and went to look for him after he completed the marathon.
She had been tracking him using a Boston Marathon app.
"My wife didn't see me finish, but she was tracking me with the Boston Marathon app. She had been in the exact spot where the explosion was," said Chance.
Just a few minutes before the blasts, she had taken a picture by the flags.
"Technology basically saved her," said Chance.
He was about a block away when the explosions occured.
"I could hear 'em, but I was about a block over and I could feel the explosions where I was, but my wife is having some hearing issues and she has a headache," Chance said in a phone interview with 550 KTSA News Monday night.
Nicole McGhee says she first thought someone had fired a cannon at the finish line.
"The first boom goes off, everybody's just kind of shocked and they're wondering what's happening, but the second time, panic sets in and people start to run," said Nicole McGhee.
She not only heard the explosions, she felt them.
"My body's shaking. The whole block's shaking and the place starts to fill with smoke and seconds later, boom, another one goes off," said Nicole.
She panicked and immediately started looking for her husband.
"I don't know how to get to my husband. Is he okay? Where is he? How am I going to explain to my kids? All these things were going through my mind," said Nicole.
She says she climbed on a high point and kept screaming her husband's name until he heard her and came running. She says they hugged for a long time when they found each other.
Nadine Reasoner says she's glad she finished before her husband got away from the area near the finish line before explosions occured.
"My husband was there watching me. He was right there. If I had been slower, he would have been right there during the explosions," said Reasoner.
They were at their hotel by the time the explosions occured and while they escaped unharmed, she says she's grieving for the families who lost loved ones and those who were injured.
"My heart goes out to all those people. I can't believe that this has happened," Reasoner told 550 KTSA.