Boston marathon bombing survivor crosses finish line on prosthetic leg

Boston marathon bombing survivor crosses finish line on prosthetic leg

“This is the day…I take my life back.”

That is what Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory wrote on her Facebook page, “Rebekah Gregory DiMartino’s New Day New Hope” on Monday morning, before she ran part of the 2015 Boston Marathon.

Returning to the race that caused her to become an amputee, Boston Marathon bombing victim Rebekah Gregory has crossed the finish line.

After running the final 3.2 miles of the course on her good leg and a prosthetic, she fell to her knees, “overcome with emotion,” she told ABC News.

“Just to know that I was crossing the finish line on my own foot and I wasn’t in a wheelchair like last year and I wasn’t laying on the pavement fighting for my life like the year before,” Gregory told ABC News after crossing the finish line. “I’ve come a long way and I’m just going to keep going because there’s no stopping me.”