In their words: First responders running the Marathon

BOSTON (WWLP) – The triumphant moment of crossing the Boston Marathon finish line was stolen from many runners last year when the bombs went off.

Many will get another chance this year, while others are taking on the challenge for the first time.

In order to run in the Boston Marathon you have to qualify by meeting a time requirement in another marathon. Yet one group of Boston runners are qualified to run this year for a very different and worthy reason: they were among the first responders who raced to the finish line last year, and acted quickly and bravely to save so many lives.

Play the video to hear what they experienced, and what this year’s Marathon means to them, in their own words.

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