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Looking back, and forward, to the Boston Marathon

Looking back, and forward, to the Boston Marathon

WASHINGTON — On Monday, if all goes according to plan, I'll be lining up at the start of the Boston Marathon. Let's just say this up front: I probably shouldn't be. I signed up last September, but over the last few months, training season, I've been fighting one of those frustrating injuries that just would not come around. Figuring for weeks that it was just a bad hamstring, I stubbornly dragged my bad leg like a piece of wood over snow and black ice, all through a relentless, miserable Northeast winter. My family and friends thought I was nuts, watching me limp around, and it's hard to think of a good counter-argument, especially on mornings when...

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