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Jeff Bauman cheers on Boston Marathon champions

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He's one of the survivors who defined Boston Strong and Monday Jeff Bauman returned to the place where his life was changed forever.

Bauman joined other survivors to cheer on runners as they crossed the finish line.

It was the iconic picture that was seen around the world; minutes after the bombs exploded, Carlos Arredondo rushing Jeff Bauman to an ambulance.

Fast forward one year, the two were seen fist bumping outside of the finish line.

A true example of Boston Strong.

“Today is just a great day. I'm glad an American won,” he said.

Bauman watched the runners in awe in this year's Boston Marathon.

The same determination that has gotten him through the last 365 days, he sees in everyone running the best road race in the world.

"It's amazing to see all these people run and their faces afterward. It’s something of determination,” he said.

Bauman is such an inspiration that everyone wants a piece of him; a selfie with marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis, shaking hands with Meb, the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, and other survivors, honored to share this memory with him.

“I can't explain the feeling I had here today. Just wonderful to be here today. To be able to sit here with Jeff. We stood across the street a year ago. And to be able to sit here today and enjoy this today, this finish, was awesome,” John Odom said.

Bauman left a few minutes after Meb crossed the finish line; this time he walked away.

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