Jin Feibao about to begin the 2013 Boston Marathon
More than 23,000 people participated in the Boston Marathon earlier this week. Of those, an estimated 7,500 people could not finish when the race was cancelled as it passed the four-hour mark. Two homemade bombs, reportedly constructed from pressure cookers and filled with nails, were detonated near the race finish line. The explosions killed three, wounded 175 and lead to the race's early end.
One of the runners unable to finish was Kunming's own Jin Feibao (金飞豹). He was running the Boston Marathon for the first time and was near the 40-kilometer (25-mile) mark when the bombs exploded.
Jin's long-time collaborator and friend Gregg Millet was filming the marathon with his family and waiting to catch a glimpse of Jin when security informed him the race was cancelled. The video below shows Jin running up to meet his friends, waving a Chinese flag and then turning to finish the race, unaware of the carnage at the finish line.