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2 Minute Drill: Inspired by the runners of the Boston Marathon

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When you see people on the course of the Boston Marathon who triumph over adversity and live their lives to the fullest, let that inspire you.
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Runners try to stay dry at start of 122nd Boston Marathon

Runners try to stay dry at start of 122nd Boston Marathon

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BOSTON - Runners are arriving in Hopkinton and trying to stay dry as they await the start of the Boston Marathon.
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'Cancer couldn't stop me,' Boston Marathon runner says

'Cancer couldn't stop me,' Boston Marathon runner says

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Kathryn Gantman is running her first marathon today. She was diagnosed with an appendix tumor eight years ago.
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Michelle Demirjian: My family will help motivate me

Michelle Demirjian: My family will help motivate me

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I've been running for 13 years, and I have run half-marathons - that's the longest distance I had ever run. Last year I went to watch the Boston Marathon for the very first time. I was inspired by the marathon itself, and decided that I was hopefully, one day, going to run a marathon. And if I was going to run one, I was going to run Boston.
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Caroline Wright: Training taught us about diligence and patience

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Five years ago, my boyfriend at the time - now my husband - and I were pretty close to the marathon bombings. Shortly thereafter, I started volunteering with the Boston Police Foundation. We heard they had just two Boston Marathon bibs, and I talked to my husband, I said I think we should throw our hats in the ring. We found out Thanksgiving weekend, and I had that moment of, do we really want to do this? But then we realized how excited we really were. People dream about doing this.
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Thousands of runners ready for 122nd running of Boston Marathon

Thousands of runners ready for 122nd running of Boston Marathon

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Thousands of runners are lacing up for the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon.
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Marathoners given Blessing of the Runners for strong race

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At what may be the only house of worship where the faithful pray for lycra tights, new-sneaker smell and orange wedges, hopes for the future outpaced dark, painful memories of the Boston Marathon bombings, which took place five years ago yesterday, feet from the doors of the “Church of the Finish Line.”
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Steps runners need to take after the race

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Runners tackling the Boston Marathon have spent several months pushing their bodies to the limit in preparation for the big day. But what happens when those 26.2 miles are behind them? Jennifer Hathaway, a physical therapist at Massachusetts General Hospital who will be at the finish line, lays out some recovery tips for the minutes, days and weeks after crossing the finish line. Immediately after: Getting into warm, dry clothes - which includes a change of shoes - should be the first order of business, Hathaway said.
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Boston bombing survivor pens kids' book about her life-changing service dog

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Jessica Kensky and her husband Patrick Downes were both injured during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The couple released a children's book featuring Rescue, Kensky's service dog, who helped her navigate life after the attack.
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Weather will be a contender in the Boston Marathon today

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Mother Nature could prove to be the prime influence today as the sixth-largest field in history at 29,937 is expected to answer the starting gun this morning in Hopkinton for the 122nd Boston Marathon. The weather forecast calls for rain, a 40-degree temperature and a blustery 15 mph headwind for competitors.
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Boston startup's app helps marathon runner train smarter

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When Joe Karlgaard crosses the Boston Marathon starting line in Hopkinton this morning, he will be sure he's trained exactly the right amount to make his first Boston race as fast as possible. For the past six months, Karlgaard has been using a device called a Whoop - made by a Boston startup - to track how much stress each workout is putting on his body and how well he recovers after.
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