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Former Boston race champ Burfoot, 67, runs again for love of city

Published on Apr 22, 2014 4:59 AM

BOSTON (AFP) - Amby Burfoot, the winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon, was unable to complete last year's race when two bombs ripped through the crowd at the finish line.

This year, the 67-year-old Burfoot is back, running Monday's race as a sort of public love letter to the city and his favorite event.

"Thank you, Boston Marathon fans, for your 118 years of support for all runners, fast and slow alike. Without you, the Marathon wouldn't be the amazing race that we cherish so much," Mr Burfoot wrote.

He has printed up 200 cards with his message and plans to hand it out to fans along the 26.2-mile course through the northeastern US city.

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