(CBS Boston/CNN) - Of the countless inspirational stories that rise from the Boston Marathon, the story of Jose Sanchez is making national headlines.
The Texan Marine was injured while serving in Afghanistan in 2011.
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For years, as a recovering amputee following the accident, Sanchez said he kept to himself and was antisocial.
It took five years for Sanchez to even open and acknowledge a gift he received from fellow troops after the accident.
The gift was a large, signed American flag along with notes and stories of inspiration. Sanchez ran the entire 26.2 miles on a prosthetic left leg with the flag.
Sanchez crossed the finish line of Monday's race, waving the flag, at a time of 05:46:13.
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