More than 50 Arkansans running in Boston Marathon

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Boston Marathon returns tomorrow, and runners are coming back "Boston Strong" with thousands of people participating.

The marathon's website revealed that more than 50 Arkansans are running this year, and one of those runners is Chris Madison of Bryant. He's an amputee who lost his leg in a boating accident as a child.

Chris said he hopes to finish the race in less than five hours after training and learning to to run with a new prosthetic leg from Horton's Orthotics and Prosthetics in Little Rock.

"It's really setting in," reflected Madison. "The entire world is watching us, and America is watching this. It's really a touching experience to be a part of it. To know that I will be a part of this, and thanks to these guys I have this opportunity to give something back and show bad people that they can't take our finish lines away from us."

Running along with Madison are Jeff Glasbrenner and Andre Slay, who are also amputees. They told us that tomorrow's race could be one of the biggest challenges of their lives, but the hundreds of hours of training has them prepared.


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