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One-legged bombing survivor finishes Boston Marathon

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Adrianne Haslet lost her left leg during the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, but that didn’t stop her from crossing the finish line of the annual run in Eastern Massachusetts on Monday, April 19.

Haslet, who participated on a prosthetic, was among the victims of the tragic Boston marathon bombing in 2013.

The former professional dancer had to stop early in the race due to an unexpected leg swelling, but she managed to pull through with the help of her team - which she playfully referred to as her ‘pit crew’.

“I feel amazing,” Haslet told Boston’s local media station, CBS Boston after she crossed the finish line with her team.

She was also ecstatic for the inspiring support she received all throughout the 26.2-mile route.

“Not only the crowd, but the runners too were encouraging, so supportive,” she added.

The leg amputee admitted that running was like ‘torture’ for her in the past, but she ran the race to support Limbs For Life, a charity foundation offering fully-functional prosthetic care for those who cannot afford it.

Meanwhile, United States President Barack Obama acknowledged Haslet’s amazing feat through Twitter.

He wrote, “Thank you, Adrianne, for being Boston Strong. Terror and bombs can’t beat us. We carry on. We finish the race!”

Earlier in the day, Haslet also received a message of support on Facebook from none other than New England Patriots quarterback,Tom Brady, who called her an ‘inspiration’.

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