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Christopher Smith, 30

ProvidenceR.I.

I thought it would be my last marathon. I was scheduled for surgery on my foot a month later. My doctors advised me not to run. I ran, my body broke down, and I didn’t finish because of the explosion. To see the city respond the way it did only showed its resiliency and pride. The city bounced back, I will bounce back. Boston Strong is my motivation!

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