2001

A Good Day for Americans – Kevin McGuire (April 16, 2001)

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A Good Day for Americans – Kevin McGuire (April 16, 2001)

At noon a field of 15,606 runners left the Hopkinton starting line in the 105th Boston Marathon. I thus found myself among the third largest gathering in the event’s history, a field that included the last three men’s champions and the winners of the last four women’s races. However, after passing a half-million spectators along the route to Boston’s Copley Square, it was South Korea’s Lee Bong-Ju who took the laurel wreath and prize of $80,000 awaiting the winner. The Korean halted an unprecedented string of ten consecutive victories by Kenyans, giving his country...

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