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Fallen Firefighter's Girlfriend Running Marathon in His Memory

Sarah Wessmann will run the race after she lost Michael Kennedy in a huge fire in March.

Sarah Wessmann and Mike Kennedy. Credit: WHDH/7News
Sarah Wessmann and Mike Kennedy. Credit: WHDH/7News
The girlfriend of one of the Boston firefighters killed in a huge blaze in March is running the Boston Marathon in his honor, according to WHDH/7News.

Michael Kennedy died fighting a nine-alarm fire in Back Bay.

On Monday, Sarah Wessmann will run the race in his memory.

"He was a wonderful guy," Wessmann told WHDH. "This means a lot to me ... he can't be there at the finish line but he'll be with me."

Wessmann was a spectator at last year's marathon and was about a block away from the pair of bomb blasts that killed three people. Kennedy responded to the scene and helped a woman who lost her leg.

Kennedy had planned to propose to Wessmann in May.

Read the full WHDH story

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