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    Posted April 22, 2014 by
    Lizzyamas
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    Boston, Massachusetts
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    It was a sunny day and everyone seemed excited outside. I was very nervous to go and watch the marathon because of the bombing at the finished line last year. I then decided to go and I was thrilled watching everyone around with so much energy, love for Boston and people cheering the runners. I took a video of the runners and noticed a man running with one leg, I was touched seeing him making it to the finish line at about 2:04pm. It showed determination and love for Boston also that if he can run with one leg, what about you or me with two legs? What stops us from running for Organizations? At about 6:34pm I came back to the finish line and there were so many others still running and it made me ponder how that man actually finished the race before more than two thousand people with two legs. He reminded me of Terry Fox the Canadian athlete and cancer research activist who ran to raise money and awareness for cancer research with one leg.
    Meanwhile,It was a celebration in Boston as Meb Keflezighi, 38, won the men's division with an official time of 2:08:37 which was the first American man to win Boston marathon since 1983 and for the women division, Rita Jeptoo 33 from Kenya won. For me, Everyone who participated in the marathon is a winner.

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