Since the bombing, she has completed four races while riding a hand-cycle. The longest race was a 27-mile ride to help veterans.
"Time is just an illusion really," said Daniel, 31. "[Racing is] something I actually always wanted to do before the accident, but I got more of a drive for it, more of a determination afterwards."
Physical therapists introduced Daniel to her hand-cycle and she "fell in love" with it.
During her most recent race, a 5K to benefit people with autism for the Charles River Center, Daniel raced alongside her husband while he pushed their 5-year-old in a stroller.
"What I love about it is that sense of completion every time you finish a race," Daniel said. "Especially because you're helping. I'm very proud and excited that the Charles River Center is bringing awareness to autism. I think it's a very good cause."
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