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BQ'ers close on both sides of the 1:38 cut-off feel a range of emotions: #myBostonreaction

For runners, perhaps no stretch of time seems longer than just before the start of a race. But for some 2014 Boston Marathon applicants, the past 24 hours have been a close second, as they waited to hear whether their qualifying time was fast enough to guarantee them entry into next year's race. The Boston Athletic Association announced today that runners whose qualifier was 1:38 or more under their age and gender standard had made the cut. Reactions from runners who just made or just missed the cut-off ranged from elation to acceptance to anger, as illustrated in comments sent to Runner's World Newswire soon after the cut-off time was announced. Ryan Starbuck, of South Salem, New York, "made it into the 2014 race with 1.11 seconds to spare," he reported with a precision most runners can appreciate. "Initially I thought I was going to be a shoo-in, but after interest had g...

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