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Wounded vet runs Boston Marathon wearing race partner across the finish

 

A wounded Army veteran to run his race partner across the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Wednesday, while she was holding an American flag.

Earl Granville, a 9-year veteran of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, lost his leg when a roadside bomb hit his vehicle in Afghanistan, WCVB reported.

After his injury, he competed in multiple marathons, including Boston, New York, Chicago, and Detroit all by using a hand-bike.

However, on Monday, he walked.

In a moving finish, Granville took his race partner and guide, and carried her across the line over his shoulders. It is unclear whether she was injured.

A video posted on WCVB’s Facebook page already has more than 7 million views.

“The human spirit is alive and well, what a triumphant moment for this two – and-again, from all of us,” someone wrote.

Granville was not the only veteran who gave the spectators a view of the house and proud.


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Jose Sanchez, of San Antonio, carries the United States flag over the finish line in the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, 17 April 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Marine Staff Sgt. Jose Luis Sanchez, who lost the lower part of his left leg after he stepped on a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, walked while wearing an American flag signed by many who served with him in Afghanistan.

“I want to recognize veterans and anyone who thinks they can’t do something,” Sanchez said.

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