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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Runs Chicago Marathon

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Sunday was the first major marathon in the United States since the Boston Marathon Bombings, and a survivor took part.

Lee Ann Yanni is one of 45,000 people who ran in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. She was also a spectator at the Boston Marathon back in April; she stood just fifteen feet from where the first bomb went off.

Yanni looked down and saw a bone sticking out of her leg. Shrapnel had tore through her fibula and ripped apart the surrounding muscles. Yanni underwent three surgeries and was on crutches for a month. She still has a large scar on her left shin that reminds her of that fateful day in April that killed three and injured more than 200 others.

Yanni says that she wasn't going to let terrorists destroy her dream.

'I don't care if I have to walk, crawl or piggyback,' she told the Boston Herald. 'I'm not letting these fools take my first marathon away from me.'

She ran in Chicago to honor her father's memory and to raise money to help fight cancer. He died in September.

Yanni finished the race in five hours and forty-four minutes, which beats her goal of six hours.

I shouldn't be running right now. But I just finished a marathon, so if you set your mind to it, it's totally possible," Yanni told FOXSports.

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