April 23, 2013
As the nation watched in horror while two bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon on April 15, killing three and injuring about 180, Issaquah residents and natives were among those affected.
According to the official registration site of the race, nine people who ran listed Issaquah as their place of residence. While one local man had a relatively calm experience, native Adrianne Haslet suffered a life-changing injury.
According to various news reports, Haslet and her husband Adam Davis ran in the marathon, only to be knocked off their feet from the second bomb that exploded a few blocks away from the finish line. She lost her left foot and hearing in her left ear from the shrapnel and impact of the explosion. Davis suffered broken bones and lacerations throughout his body.