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Rowing Veteran Holly Hatton Reflects On Head Of The Charles Regatta09:59
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Teams from Georgetown University, Blue Cheese Rowing Club and Grand Valley State University Rowing Club compete in the men's alumni eights race during the Head of the Charles Regatta. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Teams from Georgetown University, Blue Cheese Rowing Club and Grand Valley State University Rowing Club compete in the men's alumni eights race during the Head of the Charles Regatta. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
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Few things spell fall in New England like the changing leaves, a crisp breeze and rowers on the Charles River. This weekend, the world's best crew teams return to the river for the 50th Head of the Charles Regatta. Among them is Holly Hatton.

Hatton was on the 1980 U.S. rowing team — the same team that never made it to the Olympic games in Moscow because the U.S. Olympic boycott following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

But Hatton never gave up. She and her team have been racing, in one form or another, in the Head of the Charles just about every year for the past three decades.

We sat down with her at the water's edge just off of Soldier's Field Road last year. She told us why this regatta means so much to her, so many years after she was denied her shot at Olympic gold.

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Holly Hatton, head coach at Bromfield girls' crew.

This segment aired on October 13, 2014.

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