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Mon April 7, 2014

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Listen to WGBH News Planning Editor Azita Ghahramani recount her story from the Boston Marathon finish line when the bombs went off last year.

One year has passed since two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. WGBH News invites you to share your memory of Boston Marathon bombing in the comments section below.

WGBH News planning editor Azita Ghahramani  shares her memory of that day:

There are two moments from the Boston Marathon bombing event that will haunt me.

The first one — the image of my young child standing still among the panicked stampede. His motionless body, his eyes pleading to me for answers.

"Run," I yelled at him. "Run".

My husband, son and I  made our way through Kenmore Square as optimistic runners were being met by a mix of cheers and tears.

Finally, safely at home, I made the mistake of turning on the news to hear updates on what had happened. When someone reported that the first casualty was an 8-year-old-boy, I heard my son gasp. A child, not much younger than him, hadn't been spared the nightmare my son thought he had narrowly escaped.

That gasp is the other moment I'll never forget.

Excerpted from 'Run': A Mother Reflects on the Boston Marathon Bombing

What was your experience at the Boston Marathon? Share your story below.