Video: Bombing survivor crosses Boston Marathon finish line

"This is the day… I take my life back," Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory DiMartino wrote on her Facebook page  before she ran part of the race Monday. (Source:

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DiMartino, 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, DiMartino 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.

Gregory also testified during the first phase of the trial against now-convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and wrote a letter to him on her Facebook page after her day in court was finished.

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Even though security was tight  throughout the course of the race, particularly at the finish line, spirits were high among runners and spectators -- view photos from the day here.

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