Matt Bauer was also part of a group from Cardiff running the Boston Marathon yesterday.
Pictured on the right here, with his friend Stuart Trimby, he told us he feels very lucky at having crossed the line just one minute before the explosions happened.
At least three people were killed in the blasts, and more than 100 injured.
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Well a fabulous day today has ended on a spectacularly soggy note for some! Heavy rain, hail and thunder will work northwards overnight!
The Talyllyn runs from Tywyn, near Aberdovey, for more than seven miles to two villages in the south Gwynedd countryside.
Homes in parts of Tonypandy and Llwynypia are without water this evening due to a burst water main at Cilfynydd.