This year’s ill-fated Boston Marathon was aligned with the families of the Newtown Conn. shooting, as officials named each mile marker of the 26.2 mile race with the name of one of the 26 that parished in the Sandy Hook massacre.. Sandy Hook parents, families and townspeople were among the VIP attendees invited to sit in the grandstands at the finish line.. The location of the blast. DEVELOPING..

Boston Marathon Explosions


The family and friends of Newtown were reportedly seated in the VIP section of the race, which was near the end of the finish line — the exact location of the explosions.

There is no word on the condition of the Sandy Hook participants.