A big congratulations to Affliction Brand Ambassador Jose Luis Sanchez, who completed the 2017 Boston Marathon this past weekend! Jose is a retired Marine who was wounded in Afghanistan in October 2011, resulting in the loss of his left leg. Jose has become an Adaptive Athlete, hoping to inspire and motivate others to keep their drive alive. We're beyond proud to have Jose recognized nationally like this, and for being the great inspiration that he is.
Watch the video that inspired the world:
CREDIT: WBZ | CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Marathon is always full of unforgettable moments, and this year, one runner in particular made a truly lasting impression.
Pictures of Marine Jose Luis Sanchez flooded social media on Marathon Monday. The Texan could be seen carrying a large American flag while he ran the 26.2-mile course on a prosthetic leg.
A WBZ | CBS Boston Facebook video of Sanchez crossing the finish line was viewed over 9 million times in less than 24 hours and reached more than 20 million people. It’s been shared more than 105,000 times.
Sanchez lost the lower part of his leg in 2011 while serving his country in Afghanistan, he told WBZ-TV’s David Wade after the race.
The traumatic injury left Sanchez antisocial for years, and at first he didn’t acknowledge a gift he received after the incident.
But that gift – the large American flag filled with notes and inspirational stories – was on full display Monday.
“Instead of putting it away, I wanted to fly this flag again in their honor,” Sanchez said. “It’s for others to be inspired, to be motivated. I don’t do it for myself.”
There were thousands of comments on WBZ’s video, many calling Sanchez an inspiration.
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