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New York's marathon an uplifting, defiant response to terror attack

NEW YORK - For Shalane Flanagan, Sunday's New York City Marathon was more than a foot race. In 26 miles, she also found a rush of thoughts running through her mind.

Five days after the city was shaken by a terrorist who killed eight people in lower Manhattan, Flanagan drew upon the inspiration she found running through the five boroughs, lifting her to become the first American woman to win the marathon in 40 years

"This last week has

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