Erika Brannock Official Starter at the Baltimore Running Festival

Erika Brannock has not been to an organized race since April, when the first of two homemade bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line so badly injured the 29-year-old Towson preschool teacher that doctors were forced to amputate her left leg above the knee.

That will change Saturday, when Brannock — who took her first steps with a prosthesis just last weekend — serves as the official starter at the Baltimore Running Festival.

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