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RUTLAND — Robin Tarani had run some half-marathons and was happily training for the 2012 Boston Marathon. But in September 2011, as she headed to her job in home health care, Tarani was badly injured when a driver struck her Harley-Davidson 883 motorcycle.
After two years of surgeries, therapies, and recovery, Tarani is finally poised to do a marathon. On Sept. 8, Tarani, 50, will join 8,500 others at the 25th annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk to support cancer care and research.
She will be the first leg amputee to walk the 26.2-mile route from Hopkinton to Copley Square. With her sister — and a backpack containing a spare prosthetic leg and a tool kit — Tarani hopes she can prove to herself, and to the many recent Boston Marathon amputees, that such goals are achievable and worth fighting for.