BOSTON (CBS) — Three years after losing part of her leg in the Boston Marathon bombings, survivor Adrianne Haslet announced that she will be running the 2016 Boston Marathon.
During an appearance on the Hallmark Channel Tuesday morning, Haslett made the announcement that she had been training for this year’s 120th Boston Marathon.READ MORE: Westford Academy To Change 'Grey Ghost' Mascot After Complaints
She later reposted a friend on Instagram saying it was official–she would be running the marathon.READ MORE: More Than 1,200 Mass. Kids Test Positive For COVID-19 This Week
Haslet’s #AdrianneStrong team will run the marathon for Limbs For Life, a non-profit organization that helps get fully-functioning prosthetic care to amputees who otherwise cannot afford it. She told WBZ-TV last year that she was happy to be in a position to help other amputees through the organization.
Haslet, a professional ballroom dancer, was standing at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She lost her leg below the knee.MORE NEWS: 7-Year-Old Girl Grazed By Bullet On Talbot Ave. In Dorchester
After the bombings, Haslet vowed to dance again–and did, for the first time in public since the bombings, during a 2014 TED Talk. In 2015, she danced the Foxtrot with her partner across the Boston Marathon finish line.