What Had Happened Was: 4/18/17
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Staff Sgt. Jose Luis Sanchez, a retired Marine who lost the lower part of his left leg when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2011, was easily one of the biggest heroes of the 2017 Boston Marathon.
Fitted with a Semper Fi Fund shirt, Sanchez ran all 26.2 miles on a prosthetic leg and carried a large American flag adorned with signatures from fellow comrades and friends.
Sanchez participated in the Boston Marathon last year and also in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. He finished Monday’s race in 5 hours, 46 minutes and 13 seconds.
“I want to recognize veterans and everyone who thinks they can’t do something,” Sanchez told Runner’s World. He completed the race as a charity member for the Semper Fi Fund, which supports wounded veterans, Runner’s World reported.
Why We Love Sports Today: Staff Sgt. Jose Luis Sanchez ran the entire Boston Marathon hoisting the American flag. https://t.co/NyAcs1NdSa
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 18, 2017
— Coach Zach Emerson (@CoachZem) April 18, 2017
— Boston Herald (@bostonherald) April 17, 2017
Handing out blessing baskets to the homeless in Chicago is how I'm spending Easter ❤️ pic.twitter.com/G9NEESa7Km
— IG/SC: ParisHeelton (@ImTheBombDotCom) April 16, 2017
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— 〽️isunderstood 🤦🏾♂️ (@__wadeee) April 15, 2017
— New York Post (@nypost) April 17, 2017
FOR THE CULTURE
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ICE arrests of noncriminals double under President Donald Trump.
Marine surprised with magical tea party photo shoot with his 4-year-old daughter: “He would do anything for Ashley.”
Henrietta Lacks’ cells made these breakthroughs possible.
Violet Moss-Brown, 117, is now the world’s oldest woman.
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— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) April 16, 2017
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