The man who was close to both the Boston and Texas explosions


Joe Berti, a software company chief executive and gym owner, survived both the marathon bombing in Boston and, days later, the fertiliser plant explosion in Texas.

He and his wife were just metres from the finishing line in Boston on Monday when the bombs went off.

After returning home to Texas he was driving past the town of West when the explosion happened, peppering his car with debris.

Alastair Leithead spoke to him at his gym in Austin, Texas.

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