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Carlos Arredondo crossed finish line of 2012 Boston Marathon carrying fallen son's boots

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  April 26, 2013 02:30 PM

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Carlos Arredondo is known around the world as a hero after he rushed in to help victims after the first explosion on Boylston Street during the 2013 Boston Marathon.

But Arredondo also made an impression at the 2012 Boston Marathon when he honored his son, Marine Lance Corporal Alexander Scott Arredondo, who was fatally shot by an enemy sniper while serving in Iraq in 2004.

Check out the 3:07 mark in the video above to see Arredondo cross the 2012 finish line carrying his son Alex's boots from Iraq. It does not appear that he ran the full race, as he is wearing a BAA guest credential in lieu of a bib, and street shorts.

Read more about the man in the cowboy hat who helped rescue Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman here.

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