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Towson Teacher Injured in Boston Marathon Attack to Announce Start of Baltimore Running Festival



Erika Brannock, the Towson preschool teacher who lost most of her left leg after being injured in the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon, will be the official starter for the Baltimore Running Festival on Saturday. It will be the first organized race Brannock has attended since Boston, where the 29-year-old was cheering on her mother.

Brannock told the Baltimore Sun that she hopes her opening remarks will help inspire the runners on their 26.2-mile runs: “I hope to start the race out in an emotional way, and give a little extra push that, while they’re running, they can think ‘Erika inspired me to keep on going.'” Despite everything she’s been through, Brannock said she’s excited to give back to the Baltimore community that supported her in her recovery. 

Towson Teacher Is the Last Boston Bombing Victim Discharged From the Hospital



It was more than 50 days go that Erika Brannock, a preschool teacher in Towson, was waiting near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, ready to cheer her mother on. As we reported back in April, Brannock was critically wounded in the attack. She finally left Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the last of the victims of the bombing to be discharged.