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The boundaries of Boston Strong
The boundaries of Boston Strong

The 118th Boston Marathon, next week, will actually be the first of its kind — the first running of the iconic American foot race after two bombers killed three people, injured 263 (many horribly) and shook the nation a year ago Tuesday. A race that had long since settled into familiar ritual was suddenly fraught. Security, high last year, will be doubled this year. Nine thousand additional participants are expected, along with 1 million spectators, twice the usual number. Media coverage, never shabby for the event, will multiply. It won't be just Runner's World poised to record the winners at the finish line, it will be all the world, and who wins won't be the half of...

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