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Sul dizionario, alla voce #bostonstrong, c’è la sua fotografia

Sul dizionario, alla voce #bostonstrong, c’è la sua fotografia

In front of her, there was only open road, as if she were out for a morning jog on her own. But there would be no solitude on this long, emotional slog from the Hopkinton Common to Copley Square. As she went along, the crowds on each side of the road swelled, ultimately growing into the hundreds and then the thousands on some blocks, cheering for her alone. For the first 15 kilometers, Juli Windsor -- who at 3-foot-9 was among the first dwarfs to run the Boston Marathon -- was leading the pack. There were no other runners in front of her. She was the first to be handed cups at nearly all the water stations along the first half of the course, an experience so peculiar that she felt badly tossing them on the ground as she cruised along at a pace of nine minutes per mile. “Juli Windsor is winning the Boston Marathon!” I screamed as I plodded beside her, struggling to keep up....

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