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Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador To U.S., To Run Boston Marathon04:12

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The Iraqi ambassador to the U.S. is among the nearly 36,000 runners setting their sights on Boylston Street come Monday.

Ambassador Lukman Faily will be running his third marathon — his first Boston Marathon — and he joins Morning Edition from NPR studios in Washington D.C., to talk about why these 26.2 miles hold special meaning for him.

Bob Oakes Host, Morning Edition
Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.

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