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Boston Marathon 2016 runners pass throught the "scream tunnel" in Wellesley. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Boston Marathon 2016 runners pass throught the "scream tunnel" in Wellesley. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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If the jubilant crowds lining the Boston Marathon route are an indicator, it appears the spirit of "Boston Strong" has prevailed this Marathon Monday.

Despite the tragedy three years ago, the mood was festive among the thousands of runners and spectators — even though the Red Sox lost to the Blue Jays at the traditional Patriot's Day game at Fenway, 4-3.

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Alex Ashlock, WBUR reporter and producer of Here & Now. He tweets @aashlock.

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  • "Ethiopians nearly swept the Kenyans off the podium at the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning both the men’s and women’s races for the first time in history and taking five of the six spots on the victory stand."

This segment aired on April 18, 2016.

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