Three UO faculty/staff safe following Boston Marathon bombing

Three University of Oregon employees who were known to have entered the 2013 Boston Marathon all are safe, following explosions at the finish line on Monday.

Craig LeonCraig Leon, an administrative assistant in the Competition Not Conflict program at the UO School of Law, finished 10th overall at Monday's marathon. He tweeted that he is OK and was at his hotel when the explosions occurred.

Leon ran track and cross country from 2003 to 2007 at Ohio University, and moved to Eugene last year to train with world class athletes.

Tom Titus, a research associate in the UO's Institute of Neuroscience, also completed the Boston Marathon on Monday prior to the explosions. His coworkers at the UO confirmed that Titus is safe.

Tom Szumita, a financial analyst in the UO's Budget and Resource Planning office, was registered for the marathon, but an injury prevented him from attending.