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Norden brothers walk in Marathon route relay

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Tuesday night, after several hours on the Boston Marathon route Brothers JP and Paul Norden finished the relay their team had started.

The two brothers each lost a leg last year during the marathon bombing, they said while they were in the hospital their uncle and sister walked toe route so they wanted to do the same thing on the anniversary of the bombing.

“It was sore at some points, this is the most I’ve ever walked. We probably did close to 7 miles, we did a lot. We got off at a bunch of places, we got a ton of surprises along the way and we can’t say enough about everybody. It was awesome,” JP said.

They were out bright and early Tuesday morning to walk side by side with family members, friends, and supporters.

“The year’s been slow and fast at the same time. When we were hurt and everything, it was going by slow. We were asked yesterday, oh, can you believe it has been a year? No. It has been super fast. We had so much support from everybody that it was like, at one point it was the worst day of our life and sometimes it was the best day of our life,” one of the brothers said.

“There is no way we would ever thought we would be walking today, you know, walking the 26.2 , obviously we’re not going to walk 26.2 miles, but I am hoping to walk a decent amount. We'll see. I never thought I would be walking after what happened last year,” the other brother said.

Prosthetic limbs are amazing but the Norden brothers did have to learn how to walk all over again.

The money raised at Tuesday’s relay will go toward the medical costs of those limbs the brothers now walk on.

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