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Runners from all over the world gathered Monday morning to kick off the Boston marathon-- 2,500 years after the first Marathoner supposedly did the same in Ancient Greece.

WBUR's Alex Ashlock was at the finish line Sunday night, where he spoke to a number of athletes preparing to compete Monday morning. He joined WBUR's Bob Oakes to share his insights on the race.

This program aired on April 19, 2010.

Alex Ashlock Twitter Producer, Here & Now
Alex Ashlock has been a producer for Here & Now since 2005. He started his WBUR career as senior producer of Morning Edition in 1998.


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