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Marathon a rush of positive energy

With so many inspiring stories, Boston's big race never gets old

Updated: April 19, 2010, 9:27 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Boston Marathon turned 114 years old on Monday, but it never gets old.

It is ours, and one needed to simply walk up and down Boylston Street and stand at the finish line, feeling the spirit and energy of the day, to understand why that is a good thing.

That is where you meet people like Bob Fortune, an 87-year-old from Park Ridge, Ill., who arrived at the finish line with the aid of a walker. He wasn't participating in Monday's marathon, but a big part of him was ...

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