Local Boston Marathon survivor named official starter for Charlotte marathon

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A Charlotte woman hurt in the Boston Marathon bombings will be the official starter for this weekend's Thunder Road Marathon.

Nicole Gross was standing at the finish line to cheer on her mother when the bombs exploded.

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

All three of them will take part in the 5K this weekend.

Thunder Road is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. It starts in uptown Charlotte Saturday at 7:45 a.m.

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Runners will travel through Dilworth, Myers Park and Plaza-Midwood.

Gross sat down with Channel 9's Blair Miller in May to talk about her recovery.

Read the story from that interview and watch the video here.