BOSTON, Massachusetts NEWS CENTER) -- Karen Rand was standing among a crowd of friends and strangers when her life changed forever in an instant.
"When it happened, you don't know what happened," she recalled. "You can't imagine what happened."
Like most people who live in Massachusetts, Rand loved the fun and energy that surrounds Marathon Monday.
"The whole day, it is just a big, fun day, starting in the morning all the way through the day," she explained. "It is just a big, fun event."
Making his way from Hopkinton to Boston was her boyfriend, Kevin McWatters who was running in his 11th Boston Marathon.