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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Runs Road Race

After losing a leg in the 2013 attack, Roseann Sdoia is not allowing her disability to stop her from achieving her goal of running a 5K.

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    Marathon Bombing Survivor Runs Road Race

    After losing a leg in the 2013 attack, Roseann Sdoia is not allowing her disability to stop her from achieving her goal of running a 5K. (Published Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014)

    Taking one step at a time, Roseann Sdoia is not allowing her disability to stop her from achieving her goal of running a 5K.

    "It's more of a shuffle, I guess - a very short shuffle and a lot of walking, and then a little shuffle and a lot of walking," she explained.

    For Sdoia, it's been a long time coming. Tragedy struck while she stood near the finish line, waiting for friends to complete the Boston Marathon.

    The bomb exploded just feet away from her, severely injuring her right leg, which had to be amputated.

    "That was a moment in time, and you just have to keep moving forward," said Sdoia.

    Sdoia and her team have trained since April.

    "We fall, we sweat, sometimes we cry, it's not easy," said Jothy Rosenburg.

    But they never gave up. And in an hour-and-a-half's time, her team crossed the finish line.

    "That was a huge accomplishment," said Sdoia. "I'm exhausted, it's achy, but I'm happy I did it."