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Boston tragedy doesn't deter distance runners

Updated: April 26, 2013, 4:11 PM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vicki Schmidt continues to suffer flashbacks of the bombs going off at the Boston Marathon. Her boyfriend, there cheering her on, has a hole in his eardrum and hearing loss in both ears.

The bombings occurred before Schmidt could finish the race, and the physical and mental wounds have made her more determined to run the half-marathon portion of Saturday's Country Music Marathon -- which promises to be an emotional event.

It is the largest combined marathon and ...

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