Apr 18, 2016 4:23 PM

Boston Marathon 2016: Bomb survivor runs marathon on prosthetic blade

The Associated Press

BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing survivor Patrick Downes has finished the race on the prosthetic blade he has needed since losing his left leg in the 2013 attacks.

Downes completed the course in 5 hours, 56 minutes, 46 seconds. He reached the finish line minutes before 2:49 p.m., when the explosions on Boylston Street three years ago killed three people and wounded hundreds more.

Adrianne Haslet was still on the course at the time. The professional ballroom dancer also lost a leg in the attacks and was returning to the course as a runner.

She completed the first half of the race in 4:47:17.


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