Dancer who lost leg in Bos­ton Marathon bomb­ings will run it

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD - The As­so­ci­ated Press

BOS­TON — A pro­fes­sional ball­room dancer who lost a leg in the Bos­ton Marathon bomb­ings says she’s train­ing to run this year’s race: all 26.2 miles of it. Adri­anne Haslet-Davis tells the Hall­mark Chan­nel she’ll run to help raise money and aware­ness for Limbs for Life, an Ok­la­homa City-based or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides pros­the­ses to am­putees. Haslet-Davis lost her left leg below the knee in the April 2013 at­tacks, which killed three peo­ple and wounded more than 260 oth­ers. She said Tues­day she’s up to 10 miles in train­ing, us­ing a car­bon­fiber blade to help ful­fil a prom­ise she made to her­self af­ter the at­tacks to com­plete the marathon. Last spring, she danced a fox­trot across the fin­ish line. The Bos­ton Marathon’s 120th run­ning will be held April 18.

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