Comments for: Maine runners determined to return as Boston Marathon enters a new age of celebration, security

Posted April 10, 2014, at 4:34 p.m.
Last modified April 10, 2014, at 5:09 p.m.

For its first 116 years the Boston Marathon epitomized a celebration of the running spirit. Average runners with the goal of self-fulfillment over a mind- and body-challenging 26.2-mile course could share the starting line in Hopkinton, Mass., each Patriots’ Day with Olympic-caliber competitors and conclude their runs with a similar …

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