Spectators watched the Boston Marathon runners endure the 26.2 miles to the finish line on Boylston Street, but for some, Monday was about much more than finishing a race.
Adrianne Haslet, one of several marathon bombing survivors taking part in this year's race, crossed the finish line just after 7 p.m.
It wasn't easy, she said.
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"I hit about mile 7, and my leg swelled up really hard," she said. "I think it was because of the heat."
At one point, she spent an hour and a half at a medical tent for work on her prosthetic.
She wasn't the only survivor participating in or attending Monday's race.
Double amputee Jeff Bauman was a spectator, while Marc Fucarile complete the handcycle race and Patrick Downes crossed the finish line just before 3 p.m.
Downes hugged his wife Jessica Kensky, also a bombing survivor, and greeted the family of Martin Richard, who was 8 years old when he was killed in the blasts, as well.
Richards and two others were killed and more than 260 others were injured in the attack on April 15, 2013.