INJOThe Boston Marathon was run Monday by a diverse cast of remarkable and inspiring individuals. Veterans, civilians, and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing 4 years ago all competed against each other in the grueling 26.2 mile run.

Many of their stories are to be commended, yet few will be as heart-warmingly patriotic as the story of personal achievement of and obstacles overcome by this Marine.

Meet retired Marine Staff Sergeant Jose Luis Sanchez.

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Posted by Jose Luis Sanchez on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sergeant Sanchez served in Japan, Guantanamo Bay, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

#TBT WITH THE LAST MARINE I WILL EVER PATROL WITH. ____________________ I played the sequence of events that day over...

Posted by Jose Luis Sanchez on Thursday, February 9, 2017

In October of 2011, Sanchez stepped on an IED in Afghanistan, losing his left leg below the knee.

🔼NIKE LUNAREPIC LOW FLYNIT 2 ____________________________________ JUST GOT MY SHOES IN FOR THE #BOSTONMARATHON FROM @...

Posted by Jose Luis Sanchez on Friday, February 10, 2017

If you thought that was going to stop Sanchez, please think again.

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Posted by Jose Luis Sanchez on Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sanchez learned to run again.

♠TINK TINK..... TROUBLE SHOOTING SOME LAST MIN ISSUES WITH MY RUNNING SET UP. SLOWLY, BUT SURELY R.A.H !!! __ IT'S...

Posted by Jose Luis Sanchez on Thursday, April 6, 2017

According to the Boston Globe:

Staff Sergeant Jose Luis Sanchez, a Marine who lost the lower part of his left leg after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan in 2011. He ran his first marathon in 2015 in Washington D.C., and finished last year’s Boston Marathon in just under six hours

This year, he qualified again.

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