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Local Boston Marathon survivor named starter in Charlotte marathon

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Nicole Gross, a Charlotte woman hurt in the Boston Marathon bombings, will be the official starter for this weekend's Thunder Road Marathon.

Nicole Gross, a Charlotte woman hurt in the Boston Marathon bombings, will be the official starter for this weekend's Thunder Road Marathon.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte woman, who was injured the the Boston Marathon bombings, will be the official starter for a marathon in Charlotte this weekend.

Nicole Gross was cheering on her mom at this finish line in Boston, when the bombs exploded.

The blast broke both of her legs. Her husband and sister were also hurt.

Now, they are all taking part in the 5K portion of the Thunder Road Marathon in Charlotte.

Thunder Road is a qualifier race for the Boston Marathon.

The race starts in Uptown Charlotte at 7:45 a.m. Saturday.

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