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Watertown Skater Pays Tribute to Marathon Bombing Victims

Ross Miner hopes his routine about the week of the Marathon Bombings propels him to the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Figure skater Ross Miner hopes to represent the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Figure skater Ross Miner hopes to represent the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The Marathon Bombings and the capture of the suspects hit close to home for skater Ross Miner, and he will pay tribute to the victims of the attacks and the spirit of Boston in his routine.

Miner lives in Watertown, less than a mile from where the suspects got into a shootout with police on April 19. The choreography of his long skating program follows the events of that week – from the bombings, to the search and the capture of the suspects.

"It builds to the civic pride that every Bostonian felt, every American felt: 'You can mess with us but we're going to get you.' I've never been more proud to be a Bostonian than I was that day," he told USA Today.

Miner has won the silver twice at the U.S. Skating Championships and shoots to be one of two men representing the United States at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The qualifying event is the U.S. championships, which will be held in Boston.

Read the entire USA Today article by clicking here.

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