Using 4SQ & UberCheckin to auto-checkin at every mile! (@ Boston Marathon Mile 25 w/ 8 others) 4sq.com/117CFtB
After the explosions, however, Crowley started to update his followers on his and his family's safety and the developing scene at the marathon. Crowley may be one of the marathon's runners with the most followers, all of whom seemed to appreciate the live updates coming from Crowley's Twitter feed. Social media has been invaluable for those trying to get information out of Boston, as cell phone service has been disrupted. Below are Crowley's tweets thus far, in chronological order:
I'm ok.about 20k of us in corral just before mi 26. marker. @chelsa ok too
still stuck at mi 26. mom dad Michelle chelsa all ok.
FYI no one at mi 26 has any idea what's happening.
rumor has it rest of race is canceled. but no cell service so lots if rumors / can't get texts thu so can't plan family rendezvous
god bless you mophie battery park. every runner is almost dead battery. people see me texting and queuing to use my phone
scene at mile 26 - mass ave @ comm ave twitter.com/dens/status/32…
abandoning mi 26.rendezvousing w family and heading home.my cousin was across the st from bomb - saw it go off- she's shaken but ok
btw it juuusssst hit me how lots of walking on mi 24 may have saved me a bit. pretty shaken up.
found my family. everyone ok. chels finished 4 mins after bomb. went off as she was getting medal -- 100 yards begind her