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Houston marathoners return home, reflect on Boston tragedy

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Counting their blessings and countless memories; a Houston couple is thankful to be home from Boston.

"There were probably like 50 people with their cell camera on," said David Schurk while scrolling through a number of pictures and even playing a video he shot at the Boston Marathon.

David's wife Tisha participated in the run and says she crossed the finish line about a minute before the first explosion went off.

"As I crossed, I stopped to get something to drink and then I heard the explosion," she recalled.

The couple had no idea what to think as they both said "time stood still" but minutes prior David says he unknowingly moved from the danger zone.

"I went downstream to kind of see my wife cause I thought on the leaving

side of the finish line I'd have a bigger chance of picking her out of the crowd."

While Tisha recalled, "I saw him when I crossed the finish line and when I turned around I saw the smoke coming from the area that he was at ... so I kinda just hit the ground ... my knees buckled."

Rescuers ran to Tisha who had no idea her husband had moved just seconds prior to the explosion, and was safe.

"Normally I would stop and give my husband a kiss, say hello to him and I was in a foul mood, so I just waved him off and that's all I kept thinking was ... I didn't give you a kiss and I didn't know if I was gonna see you again," said Tisha.

Moments later the couple reunited and found their friends also from Houston. They're all shaken but luckily not hurt and thankful to the spectators.

"My name was on my bib, so they started hollering your name," Trish said.

They are the people who gave her motivation to continue and the speed she needed to make it home safely.

"When I started running again they erupted in cheers and looking back if I wouldn't have started, wouldn't have picked up my pace, who knows if I would've been two minutes later than I was."

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