First responders at bombing to run in 2014 Marathon

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BOSTON (WWLP) – So many of the runners in this year’s Boston Marathon will carry with them the memories of the three victims in last year’s bombing attacks.

They will run also for the survivors, whose inspirational stories have set the tone for Boston’s healing. One group of first-time runners this year played an integral role in the lives of those survivors. They’re the first responders who sprinted to the finish line without thinking, in order to care for the wounded.

Walter Dunbar, Sharon Efstathiou, and Felicia Mohammed, along with five other Boston EMS responders, were invited to run in the 118th Boston Marathon.

They met with 22News reporter Juli McDonald to share their memories from April 15th last year, their pride for their city, and their motivation to run. They haven’t been back to the finish line since last year, but Monday they’ll join thousands of others on the historic route as Boston runs again.

Their stories are a part of 22News’ special coverage of the 118th Running of the Boston Marathon, which we will be bringing you all week on-air, online, and on the go.

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