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Boston Marathon Participation Highest Since '96; BAA Officials Praise "Epic" Event

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Boston Marathon organizers on the morning after the event "reflected upon Monday’s 118th running with a mixture of gratitude, relief and joy," according to John Powers of the BOSTON GLOBE. The marathon "went off even better than they might have hoped with record crowds." This year's marathon ...

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THE DAILY PRESENTS THE 3RD SPORTS INDUSTRIALIST OF THE YEAR

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