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Apr 8, 2015 11:28 AM

Looking ahead to the 119th Boston Marathon


We are less than two weeks away for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.

As preparations continue, many in the city and nation are plunged back into the moments of April 15, 2013, as the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nears a close.
But those attacks will not stop the 30,000 entrants in the marathon.

Today, the Boston Athletic Association Announced a number of champions will return to take part in the race.
A couple names you might remember: Lisa Rainsberger, 53, and the last woman to win the marathon's open division in 1985. This year she is running to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her win.

Joan Samuelson, a two-time female Boston Marathon champion and winner of the inaugural women's Olympic marathon in 1984 will be running. She also won her age division in 2014, 2013 and 2011.

The historic course starts on Main Street in Hopkinton, Mass. and follows Route 135 through a number of towns before finishing near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square.

The April 20 race is New England's most widely-viewed sporting event.

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