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Runners ready to hit the road and take on the Boston Marathon

Runners ready to go the night before the Boston Marathon starts.


Runners ready to go the night before the Boston Marathon starts

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BOSTON-De Boston Marathon It’s hours away and the city is full of runners and spectators from all over the world coming to celebrate the 128th edition of the race.

‘We just like to run’

“The Boston Marathon is the best marathon in the world,” says Pawl Mysliwiez, a 10-time marathoner from Poland who now lives in the US. He said he understands the magnitude of the marathon on Monday.

“What happened ten years ago was a sad moment, but we come here every year to show that we are not afraid,” Mysliwiez said. “We just love running. When you cross this line, it’s a sign of relief that you’ve achieved it. And you meet a lot of people from all over the world and friends too.”

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Running the marathon for a good cause

Friends coming together to race and raise money for charity. In 2023, the marathon raised a record $40.3 million. Charities like the David Ortiz Children’s Fund contribute to that number.

“I thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping children whose hearts need our help,” David Ortiz said in a video message to his marathon team. The David Ortiz Children’s Fund raises money for lifesaving heart surgeries and care for children in New England and the Dominican Republic.

“When I think about the marathon, I think about a lot of things. I think about overcoming an incredible amount of adversity,” says Ortiz’s daughter, Alexandra. “To stand up for people you may not know in terms of charity, or to represent people who can’t run.”

Runners like Erika Coutts are proud to support this.

“I’m a critical care nurse at Mass General, it’s a charity close to my heart,” Coutts said. “That my 26.2 actually makes a difference in people’s lives, that’s the why.”

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As runners race through Massachusetts, many will line the streets to cheer them on, with music and motivation. The Boston Police Department and their partner agencies will be present along the parade route everyone’s safety. They ask spectators not to bring backpacks or large items to the race.

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