LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner stepped in a pothole at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring and opened up a cut where his running blade attached below his right knee.
He cursed his luck as he stopped every mile to clean the wound. But that bump in the road just may have kept him from being in the midst of the chaos. Glasbrenner was three blocks from the finish when the marathon was halted by the two bomb explosions.
Glasbrenner is one of 4,781 runners taking the iconic race up on its offer to return — a chance to settle some unfinished business when they line up at the start again.
He's bringing along company after training right-leg amputees Andre Slay and Chris Madison.