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Meghan Connors kneels at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street. This year she's running her fifth Boston Marathon, supporting the MGH Pediatric Oncology division where she was treated for neuroblastoma when she was three years old. (Sharon Brody/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Meghan Connors kneels at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street. This year she's running her fifth Boston Marathon, supporting the MGH Pediatric Oncology division where she was treated for neuroblastoma when she was three years old. (Sharon Brody/WBUR)

Tens of thousands of people will race the 26.2-mile course in Monday's Boston Marathon. A smattering of them have visions of victory; the rest are in it for the challenge. That contingent includes Newburyport native Meghan Connors.

Connors is running her fifth Boston Marathon as part of a team raising money for the Massachusetts General Hospital Pediatric Oncology division. That’s where she was successfully treated after being diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of 3.

Earlier this month, Connors paid a visit with us to the finish line, as she prepared for the Marathon on Monday — which just happens to be the day she turns 32 years old.

This segment aired on April 16, 2017.

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