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Runner's World Publisher Molly O'Keefe Talks About This Year's Boston Marathon

04 / 18 / 14

Rodale's Runner's World Publisher MOLLY O'KEEFE took up a challenge the magazine put to its readers last year to run on consecutive days for several months. She is still going, having built her count up to 309 straight days as of a recent conversation. As any runner knows, running can be compulsiv...

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