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Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Gets Back To Racing in Italy (Pic)
The name Rebekah Gregory might not mean a lot to people these days, but she was one of the many victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, having lost her leg in the explosion.
Not one to sit idly by, almost two years after the incident, this Boston Marathon bombing victim has decided that playing a victim isn’t really in the cards for her, so she worked her way back and ran her first race since losing her leg.
Gregory took to Italy to race as a guest of honor at the Unesco Cities Marathon. And although she didn’t finish, her story is just as inspirational as if she had.
Here’s an Instagram of her at the end of the race:
Yesterday I ran in my first race since the bombing and even though I couldn’t get through the whole thing, the scenery of Italian countryside and the feeling of crossing the finish line….was absolutely incredible. (Next time I get blown up the terrorists should do a better job. They may have taken my leg but they have given me an insane amount of determination in its place.)
It’s hard not to fall in love with that quote at the end. Good for you, Rebekah. Keep running.
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]