SYDNEY April 19 AAP - An Australian team that took part in the Boston Marathon has come home after surviving twin bombings that killed at least three people and injured about 180.

Indigenous athlete Emma Cameron was at the 41km mark of the course and about a kilometre from the bomb blasts when they occurred.

Outside the arrivals terminal at Sydney Airport on Friday, Cameron said she couldn't wait to get back home.

"Knowing that you're on the plane back to Australia is the greatest thing," she told reporters.

The 31-year-old runner was competing as part of the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) and was in Boston with the head of the IMP, Tim Rowe, and its founder Robert de Castella.

She's relieved everyone returned home safe.

"When I heard the bomb had gone off at the finish line, I knew that Rob and Tim and some of the IMP supporters would've been in that area so I started to panic, I didn't know if they were okay."

Cameron said she was confident the people of Boston would pull through the tragedy.

She said she would definitely run in the Boston marathon again.

De Castella said it was disappointing Cameron couldn't finish the race but he was proud of her.

"To be in an event where you're physically exhausted and then emotionally having to go through something like this really tests you. And she came through wonderfully," he said.

He said they would begin training for another marathon in Melbourne later in the year.

 

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