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  • Liz Norden, mother of the injured brothers, with the brothers' uncle, Jim Casey. (Patricia Wen/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

    Two brothers each lost a leg while watching a friend compete in the Boston Marathon.

    The men, both roofers recently laid off from their jobs, had gone to the race on Monday to cheer on a friend. Instead, they became victims of the bomb blasts near the finish line at the Boston event, according to a story in the Boston Globe.

    The 31- and 33- year old brothers were separated in the confusion and were raced to different hospitals. Their mother, Liz Norden, told the paper that she was grocery shopping when she received a call from her younger son, who was being taken by ambulance to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

    He'd said, "Ma, I’m hurt real bad," Norden, who has five children, told the Globe. He also told her that he had severe burns on his legs.

    It took two hours for Norden to locate her other son, who had been taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He, too, had lost a leg in the blast. Both losses were from the knee down.

    Sitting outside the emergency room at Deaconess, she

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  • BOSTON—Rep. Stephen Lynch, a Massachusetts Democrat who sits on a national security subcommittee in the house, has told Yahoo News that many of the injured at Monday's Boston Marathon were hit by ball bearings apparently embedded within the devices.

    The Associated Press, citing anonymous law enforcement sources, reported that the bombs were made from pressure cookers stuffed with metal ball bearings. CBS News reported that police have found pieces of an electronic circuit board that they believe could have been used to detonate the pressure cookers. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said at Tuesday morning's press conference that law enforcement swept the marathon area for bombs twice before the explosions went off.

    For their part, state and federal investigators have declined to say much about the devices that were detonated, sending 176 people to the hospital and killing three, or who they suspect might be behind them.

    Meanwhile, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Brigham Women's

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  • Nearly 6,000 Boston Marathon entrants were still on the course when a pair of bombs detonated at 2:50 PM, according to a Yahoo News analysis of the time splits for each of the 23,200 contestants.

    Of those still running, 1,400 were within two kilometers of finishing the 42-kilometer (26-mile) course when the detonations occurred. All told, 4,450 people made it to the 40-kilometer mark but did not officially complete the last two kilometers, mostly due to the blast. The popular marathon was staggered into three waves, so some entrants did not begin until 10:20 a.m. or 10:40 a.m.

    The interactive map above of the Boston Marathon route visualizes how many runners were at each kilometer marker over the course of the race. Click "Play" to animate the graphic or use the arrow buttons to advance it manually.

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