The Boston Marathon bombing was a tragic event that claimed lives, and affected countless others who have had to deal with the aftermath, both psychological and physical, of having been through the attack. 

One of those is Rebekah Strong, who was competing in the marathon and caught in the explosion, meaning that she had to have her leg amputated as a result. 

True to her name, Strong has not let that hold her back, and after a lot of hard work, she competed in her first race since the Marathon this past weekend in the UNESCO Cities Marathon in Italy as a special guest. 

Strong has had 17 surgeries since the bombing and ran the race on Sunday with a prosthetic, posting a picture to Instagram afterwards with a caption detailing how much it meant to her to be there. 

"Yesterday I ran in my first race since the bombing and even though I couldn't get through the whole thing, the scenery of Italian countryside and the feeling of crossing the finish line....was absolutely incredible. (Next time I get blown up the terrorists should do a better job. They may have taken my leg but they have given me an insane amount of determination in its place.)"

Boston has a lot of incredibly strong citizens, that's for sure.

Via Bleacher Report