Alyssa Siler was at home in Edmond when her husband, Ryan, called her with his Boston Marathon time: 2:42:48.
Then he called back - there were explosions at the finish line. He wanted her to know he was safe at his hotel.
"'I just want you to know I'm OK,'" she said he told her. "'I just want you to be able to tell everyone that.'"
He was safe, but looking for a friend.
"They saw it from the hotel window," she said. "They were about a mile and a half away from the finish line."
Siler turned on the news but the stations hadn't yet picked up the story. He called her at 2:28 p.m. She lost contact until about 3 p.m. - his friend was safe, he texted her.
Siler said his call at first confused her -- she had not yet heard about the explosions. Then she felt relief and was overcome with emotion at how close he had come to the area.
Siler said her husband trained for months for the premier athletic event, she said.
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