BOSTON (AP) - Survivors of last year’s bombing did not shy away from this year’s Boston Marathon.
Heather Abbott, who lost her left leg, ran the last half-mile with a friend. She says she was really nervous about falling while running on a prosthetic leg, but she stayed upright and learned she’s a lot stronger than she thought.
Celeste Corcoran, who lost both of her legs, crossed the finish line with daughter Sydney, who was injured in the bombing.
Lee Ann Yanni, whose left leg was badly injured in the bombing, ran the full marathon.
Newlyweds Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky, who each lost a leg, participated in the full marathon on hand cycles.
In the stands were Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs, and Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost part of her left leg but has returned to dancing.