Conflict & Justice

Running Forward: One Amputee Marathoner Reflects on the Race


Hiroyuki Yamamoto of Japan crosses the finish line to win the men's wheelchair division of the 117th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 15, 2013. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS) - RTXYMS9



As we know, many of those injured on Monday at the Boston Marathon lost a limb.

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Dick Traum knows quite a bit about that.

Traum lost a leg in a automobile accident when he was 24.

It was only then that he began running.

Traum finished the marathon in Boston this past Monday.

He ran with 35 fellow amputees all members of Achilles International, the organization he founded that supports disabled runners from around the world.

Anchor Aaron Schachter spoke with Traum about his story.