Boston Marathon runner who lost husband to terrorists fights fear with faith

by | Apr. 18, 2013

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It wasn’t her first marathon this year. And it wasn’t just a race.

Linda Ambard, a native of Boise who now lives in Acton, Mass., had been invited to run the Boston Marathon in memory of a fallen soldier. Her husband, Phil Ambard, lost his life at the hands of terrorists nearly two years ago. On Monday, Ambard was reminded of that tragedy just a quarter mile from the finish line.

"I have grabbed my life back by running," Ambard posted as a now viral Facebook status. "How can it be that as I was running to snub my nose at the terrorist that took Phil, another sought to destroy the hard fought for happiness I have found. It cannot end this way."

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