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Before And After Photos: 8 Runners In The Boston Marathon

Jannine Myers waves as she runs near the Boston Marathon halfway point in Wellesley, Mass., on Monday. Myers is one of the eight runners who chronicled their journey to the marathon for NPR.
Jannine Myers waves as she runs near the Boston Marathon halfway point in Wellesley, Mass., on Monday. Myers is one of the eight runners who chronicled their journey to the marathon for NPR.

For 10 weeks we followed these eight runners as they trained for the 118th Boston Marathon. On the day of the race we asked each of them to send us a picture of themselves before they hit the course and after they finished. Capturing the ups and downs of the day, this is what it looks like to stare 26.2 miles in the face.

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