Marathon Survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis Is Running This Year
Adrianne Haslet-Davis is not giving up.
After losing much of her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, the professional dancer vowed to eventually run the race herself. In 2014, she ran the last few blocks of the marathon route with help from her brothers—but this year, she’s in it for the long haul.
“Back in 2013, I vowed to dance again and made a pledge to run the Boston Marathon. I’ve since danced, and on April 18, 2016, I will make good on that promise,” she told Hallmark.
Haslet-Davis says she’s up to running 10 miles at a time, using a carbon-fiber blade for training. She’s running the marathon this spring to raise money for Limbs for Life, a non-profit that provides prosthetics to those who cannot afford them.
When she crosses the finish line on April 18, Haslet-Davis will join a cohort of more than two dozen other marathon survivors who have returned to the race.