Former KJRH anchor John Walls talks about Boston Marathon 2014 compared to last year

BOSTON - Former 2NEWS anchor John Walls was in Boston Monday to cheer on his wife and daughter who ran the marathon one year after the bombings.

John was in the stands directly across the street from where the first bomb went off last year . He said his wife, Cindy, and daughter, Katie, were about a mile away from the location. He sent us an email Monday afternoon that included a picture in which he said he sat in the same seat as last year.

John and Cindy spoke with Russ McCaskey via Skype shortly after the race Monday afternoon.

John said it was an emotional day, while Cindy, who ran her 19th Boston Marathon, said the roar of the crowd as they neared the finish line was "unbelievably uplifting."

According to the Boston Marathon website, there were 27 runners from Tulsa and six from Broken Arrow participating in this year's race.

Jenks resident Vince Blocker , who ran the 2013 Boston Marathon and had finished before the first bomb went off, finished this year's race in just over three hours.

American Meb Keflezighi won the race in a time of 2:08.37.

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