Austin resident Scott Case: "The race seems so trivial"


Austin resident Scott Case, 25, says he had finished running the Boston Marathon and was back at his friend's apartment by the time two explosives were detonated near the finish line.

"I was back at my friend's apartment and saw on TV that the bombs had gone off," Case said by cell phone Monday afternoon from Logan International Airport. "The apartment is about a mile away from the finish line, so we went up to the rooftop. We saw four helicopters in the air, could see the scene."

Case, who finished the marathon in 3:08:02 called his family to let them know he was safe immediately. 

"I've been on the phone all day — it's incredible how many phone calls I've gotten," Case said. "The race seems so trivial right now."