Woman Who Lost Leg in Marathon Bombing Will Run This Year

Adrianne Haslet-Davis is training for April 18 race
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2016 10:58 AM CST
Woman Who Lost Leg in Marathon Bombing Will Run This Year
In this April 21, 2014, file photo, Timothy Haslet, left, and David Haslet, right, celebrate with their sister, Adrianne Haslet-Davis, at the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon after she completed a short distance of the course in Boston.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost most of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, will run the marathon this year. Haslet-Davis, who announced her plans Tuesday, tells Boston.com she wanted to make sure she was ready "both physically and mentally"—she was not a runner when she was hit among a group of spectators at the marathon finish line in 2013, but after the bombing she promised herself she'd eventually run the marathon. "I'm going to cry the whole time," she predicts of the April 18 race. Her team, #AdrianneStrong, will raise funds for the Limbs for Life Foundation. Haslet-Davis, a professional dancer, also vowed she'd dance again—and she did. (More Boston Marathon bombing stories.)

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