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Boston Marathon plan to hand out 70,000 medals roils runners

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By WILLIAM J. KOLE
BOSTON - Distance running, traditionally one of the world's most genteel sports, has been roiled by an ugly mid-pandemic squabble over who should get a shot at a coveted Boston Marathon medal.
Rival camps in the running world began snapping at each other's heels this week. It began after the Boston Athletic Association, which still hopes to hold a truncated in-person edition of the planet's most prestigious footrace in October, said it will award medals to up to 70,000 athletes if they go the distance wherever they are.
Practically within minutes of the BAA's...
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Boston Marathon's plan to hand out 70K medals roils runners

1 month ago   |   By ABC

One runner called the plan "a dagger through the heart to someone who has worked hard to finally earn the qualifying standard."
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Boston Marathon's plan to hand out 70K medals roils runners

Boston Marathon's plan to hand out 70K medals roils runners

1 month ago   |   By WCVB

Some runners who've spent years training to qualify for the real thing say the BAA is cheapening the experience
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