'This is the day...I take my life back.'

Bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory crosses marathon finish line

Gail Waterhouse
Fox25 Boston

“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.

Rebekah, alongside her trainer, who is also an amputee, ran the last few miles of the race and crossed the finish line. Injured after the first blast in 2013, Rebekah had her leg amputated last November, a year and a half after the bombings.

As she crossed the finish line, the Texas native knelt down and embraced the ground just after the painted line, crying. Later, she posted a picture to her Instagram account with her forehead on the pavement and quoted a Bible passage…

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