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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor to Run Race With Prosthetic Leg

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A professional ballroom dancer who lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings will run the race on Monday using a prosthetic leg.

Adrianne Haslet-Davis, 35, will be one of the 30,000 runners slated to take to the streets in Hopkinton, Massachusetts for the 120th annual marathon, the Associated Press reports. “A lot of people think about the finish line. I think about the start line,” she told the AP.

Haslet-Davis was watching on the sidelines when the second of two bombs exploded near the finish line in 2013. She said she began training for the marathon after the attacks. “It was about finding another challenge, and finding a new day,” she said.

Haslet-Davis ran the last few blocks of the course with her brothers in 2014 and danced across the finish line last year, according to the Washington Post. This year, she plans to to run all 26.2 miles of the race to help raise money and awareness for Limbs for Life, which gives prostheses to low-income amputees. The first wave of the race was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. E.T.


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