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Elk River's Emma Bates is top American woman in Boston Marathon, finishing 12th

Posted on AllSides April 15th, 2024
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When the screaming started, Emma Bates was still a long ways away from the finish line. The Elk River native had about 13 miles left to run in Monday's Boston Marathon, her first 26.2-mile race since a devastating foot injury last fall. Bates led the women's field into the "scream tunnel" near the Wellesley College campus, reaching out to high-five as many spectators as she could along that noisy section of the course. Though she lost a bit of time — and later, the lead — she still had something...

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