Amputee Finishes Boston Marathon After Last Year's Race Was Disrupted

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    Jeff Glasbrenner was close to finishing last year when bombs went off; this year, he returned with 2 friends, also amputees (Published Tuesday, April 29, 2014)

    (NECN: Alysha Palumbo, Boston) – An amputee was running the 2013 Boston Marathon when the bombings disrupted his race. He ran again this year with two of his friends to finish what he started.

    “Last year, I made it to mile 25.9 and the bombs went off and I was told I couldn’t go any farther. So, they kind of stole my finish line and they hurt a lot of people. And so, my whole thing is like, I wasn’t going to let a couple bad guys steal our moment or our time,” said Jeff Glasbrenner.

    “It was a challenge. The bombing last year got to me; it affected me. Jeff challenged me to run the Boston Marathon. I’ve been an amputee since I was 18-years-old and I believe that you can do it if you set your mind to it,” Chris Madison added.

    “We’re them and they’re us. So we know how it is to start over and start a new life again in that type of way and we’re here to show them the sky’s the limit,” explained Andre Slay.

    They said they were thrilled to finish the race.

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