Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
4.6°C

Dancer who lost leg in Boston Marathon bombings will run it

FILE - 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. Haslet-Davis said she is training to run the entire Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016. Haslet-Davis lost her left leg below the knee in the April 2013 bombing attacks, which killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.
Image Credit: AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File
January 27, 2016 - 10:30 AM

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 carbon-fiber 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.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
The Associated Press

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments

View Site in: Desktop | Mobile