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BOSTON (CBS) — The photograph of Nicole Brannock Gross in the seconds after a bomb went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon was splashed across newspapers around the world.
Gross and her sister Erika Brannock were at the 26-mile mark cheering on their mother Carol Browning.
Eager to get a better view, the sisters moved just shy of the finish line, a few feet away from where the first bomb went off.
The sisters sat down with CBS This Morning Wednesday to share their story.
“For me personally, I remember the sound and being flown back and there was instant silence. I remember the smell of the bomb,” Gross, a personal trainer in North Carolina, told CBS News’ Lee Woodruff.
The blasts left Gross with broken bones, a severed Achilles and several wounds. Her sister, a preschool teacher in Baltimore, lost her…
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