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Boston Marathon bombing anniversary is solemn, yet inspiring
Boston Marathon bombing anniversary is solemn, yet inspiring

Heather Abbott was at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, when two bombs went off. One of her feet was severely injured in the blast and was eventually amputated. Nearly a year later, the 39-year-old human resources specialist from Newport, R.I., was back at the same site, this time with a group of fellow survivors of the bombings who crossed the same finish line Sunday to complete the final stage of a cross-country relay that started four weeks earlier in Santa Monica. "The whole country seems to be here today," Abbott said while holding the relay baton high at the finish of the One Run for Boston charity relay. That race was just one of many events planned to...

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