Past Boston Marathon Winners Give Thoughts On 118th Race’s Meaning

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Greg Meyer crosses the finish line of the 1983 Boston Marathon, winning the race.  (Jeff Johnson/runmoremiles.com)
Greg Meyer crosses the finish line of the 1983 Boston Marathon, winning the race. (Jeff Johnson/runmoremiles.com)

Boston Marathon weekend is here, and runners are already talking about how the 118th race will be different from the past marathons. WBUR’s Alex Ashlock speaks with three former marathon winners — Greg Meyer, Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson — to get their reflections on last year and their thoughts on what this year’s race means.

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