Cottage Grove runner thankful for his safety, first responders' work after Boston Marathon bombing
Coincidences are often viewed in hindsight as serendipitous occurrences that can change an outcome. If that's the case, one big coincidence might have saved Cottage Grove runner Dan Delaney's life.
Three hours into the Boston Marathon on Monday, Delaney, 51, was in the home stretch of the race. The lifelong athlete was a marathon runner of many area races and was excited to run the famous New England course for the first time.