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Co-Producer Of New 'Boston' Doc Explains Origin, Milestones Of Boston Marathon05:50Download

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In this April 1983 file photo, Joan Benoit receives her laurel wreath and reacts to cheering crowds after winning the Boston Marathon in record time for the women's division. Lt. Gov. John Kerry, left in red tie, stands behind her. (AP file photo)MoreCloseclosemore
In this April 1983 file photo, Joan Benoit receives her laurel wreath and reacts to cheering crowds after winning the Boston Marathon in record time for the women's division. Lt. Gov. John Kerry, left in red tie, stands behind her. (AP file photo)

Monday is the 121st running of the Boston Marathon, and the race has come a long way from its original inception.

Track coach and former marathoner Tom Derderian has written about the history of the Boston Marathon and recently co-produced a new documentary about it called "Boston." He joined Morning Edition.

This segment aired on April 17, 2017.

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