Dancer Who Lost a Leg in 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing is Running...

Dancer Who Lost a Leg in 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing is Running that Race Today

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Adrianne Haslet-Davis never thought about becoming a runner — until she lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing three years ago. Today, the professional ballroom dancer becomes the first victim of the terrorist attack to return to scene as a runner in the iconic race.

Haslet-Davis was a spectator near the finish line in 2013 when the explosion tore her left leg so severely that doctors had to amputate it.

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She spent nearly three years in rehabilitation so she could return to the stage as a dancer, and along the way, decided to be at the finish line again this year — as a runner.

Her endeavor will raise money for the Limbs for Life Foundation, and she also wants to honor those who died or were wounded in the attack.

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Haslet-Davis’s training hasn’t been solely physical. She realizes that crossing the finish line will require her to break a powerfully emotional barrier.

“I hope I have enough hydration to cry and run at the same time,” she told WCVB News.

(WATCH the video below from WCVB News) — Photo: WCVB video

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