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Boston EMT Brian Pomodoro comforts a woman who was injured near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. (Jeremy Pavia/AP)
Boston EMT Brian Pomodoro comforts a woman who was injured near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. (Jeremy Pavia/AP)
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Monday's running of the 118th Boston Marathon will be special not only for the tens of thousands of runners and spectators, but also for the many emergency responders who were at the finish line last year and will be returning to watch over the race this year.

They will be on duty, carrying with them lessons they learned from last year's bombing tragedy.

Brian Pomodoro's story is featured in the book If Not for the Perfect Stranger: Heartwarming and Healing Stories of Kindness from the 2013 Boston Marathon

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Brian Pomodoro, coordinator for disaster response training at Boston Emergency Medical Services and senior program manager for disaster response training at the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness.

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This segment aired on April 17, 2014.

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