By the time Jules McLawsen reached the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the atmosphere was peaceful. Finishing 3:35.18, celebratory crowds were cheering on finishers as they funneled in.
After heading back to her hotel, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the famed race Monday, killing three and injuring more than 140 others.
About two hours after the winners finished the race, the first explosion occurred at Boylston Street, about three blocks from where McLawsen and her husband, Greg, were staying.
Greg McLawsen said he didn’t hear anything from his hotel room, but was alerted by friends …