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Siouxlanders return to Boston Marathon to finally cross the finish line


BOSTON, Massachusetts (KTIV) - Some Siouxlanders will be running in the Boston Marathon on Monday, after the bombing last year kept them from the finish line.

One of them, Jamison Voss, says he's nervous, but determined not to be scared away from accomplishing his goal.

Jamison, from Holstein, Iowa, qualified for the marathon in the disability category for the first time last year.

Jamison is legally blind.

His family took him to Boston to run the marathon, and he and his mother Joni were less than a mile away from the finish line when the bombs went off, which kept them from reuniting with their unharmed family members near the finish line for three or four hours.

Joni said they were a bit nervous about coming back for the race, but they knew it had to be done.

"My son's main focus was that we are not going to live in fear. We're going to keep moving on, and we're going to live like we would normally live and not let some nonsense slow us down. We're Americans. We're land of the free. He has a goal, and that's to finish the Boston Marathon, and so we were all in it in saying, 'Yep. We're going to go back,'" Joni Voss, Jamison's mother said.

Joni Voss said the people in the city of Boston have thanked them for returning for their big marathon event everywhere they've gone this weekend.

She said the attitude of the people is truly "Boston strong."

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