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Running Boston Marathon upends expectations

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024
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BOSTON – I made the two most famous turns in marathoning — right on Hereford Street, left on Boylston Street — about a half-hour later than I'd hoped on Monday. The 128th running of the Boston Marathon was the hottest since 2017, with 73-degree temperatures and midday sunshine exacting a particular toll on cold-weather qualifiers like me who hadn't trained in such conditions. It meant the rookie mistake I'd told myself I wouldn't make — going out too fast on the course's early downhill miles — had spelled trouble before...

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