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For Runners Outside Elite Field, Boston Marathon Finish Is A Personal Victory02:52
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A Boston Marathon medal waits for a finisher. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A Boston Marathon medal waits for a finisher. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The elite winners of the Boston Marathon take home the fame and prize money. For the 30,000 non-elite runners participating in this year's marathon, the glory comes in the accomplishment.

WBUR's Shannon Dooling spent the day near the finish line and brought Morning Edition the voices of some of those runners — and their biggest fans.

This segment aired on April 16, 2019.

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