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Sharon Cherop of Kenya laughs on the awards platform with Boston Athletic Association Governor Michael O'Leary (top L), Vice President, Government Relations, at John Hancock Linda Watters (C rear) and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (R) after Cherop won the women's division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Sharon Cherop of Kenya laughs on the awards platform with Boston Athletic Association Governor Michael O'Leary (top L), Vice President, Government Relations, at John Hancock Linda Watters (C rear) and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (R) after...more

Sharon Cherop of Kenya laughs on the awards platform with Boston Athletic Association Governor Michael O'Leary (top L), Vice President, Government Relations, at John Hancock Linda Watters (C rear) and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (R) after Cherop won the women's division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Wesley Korir of Kenya poses for photographers after winning the men's division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Wesley Korir of Kenya poses for photographers after winning the men's division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Wesley Korir of Kenya poses for photographers after winning the men's division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Wesley Korir of Kenya reacts after crossing the finish line to win the men's division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Wesley Korir of Kenya reacts after crossing the finish line to win the men's division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Wesley Korir of Kenya reacts after crossing the finish line to win the men's division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Discarded paper cups line the race course along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

Discarded paper cups line the race course along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

Discarded paper cups line the race course along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl
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A runner douses himself with water along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

A runner douses himself with water along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

A runner douses himself with water along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl
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Participants start the 116th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts April 16, 2012 REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

Participants start the 116th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts April 16, 2012 REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

Participants start the 116th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts April 16, 2012 REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl
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A runner looks up to the sky along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

A runner looks up to the sky along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

A runner looks up to the sky along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl
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REFILE- ADDING DROPPED WORD IN RACE TITLE A runner feels the heat along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

REFILE- ADDING DROPPED WORD IN RACE TITLE A runner feels the heat along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

REFILE- ADDING DROPPED WORD IN RACE TITLE A runner feels the heat along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl
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Wellesley College Sophomore Valerie Ludorf, of Hopkinton, Mass., cheers for the runners along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

Wellesley College Sophomore Valerie Ludorf, of Hopkinton, Mass., cheers for the runners along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

Wellesley College Sophomore Valerie Ludorf, of Hopkinton, Mass., cheers for the runners along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl
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Wellesley College Sophomore Mayrah Udvardi, of Canberra, Australia, gives a runner a kiss along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

Wellesley College Sophomore Mayrah Udvardi, of Canberra, Australia, gives a runner a kiss along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

Wellesley College Sophomore Mayrah Udvardi, of Canberra, Australia, gives a runner a kiss along the route of the 116th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl
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Wesley Korir of Kenya crosses the finish line of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Wesley Korir of Kenya crosses the finish line of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Wesley Korir of Kenya crosses the finish line of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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Sharon Cherop of Kenya crosses the finish line of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Sharon Cherop of Kenya crosses the finish line of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Sharon Cherop of Kenya crosses the finish line of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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Sharon Cherop (L) of Kenya, winner of the women's division, and Wesley Korir of Kenya, winner of the men's division of the 116th Boston Marathon, kiss the trophy for photographers in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Sharon Cherop (L) of Kenya, winner of the women's division, and Wesley Korir of Kenya, winner of the men's division of the 116th Boston Marathon, kiss the trophy for photographers in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Sharon Cherop (L) of Kenya, winner of the women's division, and Wesley Korir of Kenya, winner of the men's division of the 116th Boston Marathon, kiss the trophy for photographers in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Joshua Cassidy of Canada reacts as he lifts the trophy above his head after winning the men's wheelchair division at the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Joshua Cassidy of Canada reacts as he lifts the trophy above his head after winning the men's wheelchair division at the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Joshua Cassidy of Canada reacts as he lifts the trophy above his head after winning the men's wheelchair division at the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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Joshua Cassidy of Canada breaks the tape to win the men's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Joshua Cassidy of Canada breaks the tape to win the men's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Joshua Cassidy of Canada breaks the tape to win the men's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Joshua Cassidy reacts as he crosses the finish line to win the men's wheelchair division at the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Joshua Cassidy reacts as he crosses the finish line to win the men's wheelchair division at the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Joshua Cassidy reacts as he crosses the finish line to win the men's wheelchair division at the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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Joshua Cassidy of Canada holds up the trophy after winning the men's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Joshua Cassidy of Canada holds up the trophy after winning the men's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Joshua Cassidy of Canada holds up the trophy after winning the men's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Joshua Cassidy of Canada smiles after winning the men's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Joshua Cassidy of Canada smiles after winning the men's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Joshua Cassidy of Canada smiles after winning the men's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Shirley Reilly (L) of the U.S. ducks under the tape to win the women's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon ahead of Wakako Tsuchida of Japan in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Shirley Reilly (L) of the U.S. ducks under the tape to win the women's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon ahead of Wakako Tsuchida of Japan in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Shirley Reilly (L) of the U.S. ducks under the tape to win the women's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon ahead of Wakako Tsuchida of Japan in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Shirley Reilly of the U.S. gets a hug from her mother Dora (R) after winning the women's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Shirley Reilly of the U.S. gets a hug from her mother Dora (R) after winning the women's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Shirley Reilly of the U.S. gets a hug from her mother Dora (R) after winning the women's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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The feet of Joshua Cassidy of Canada are tucked into his wheelchair after he won the men's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The feet of Joshua Cassidy of Canada are tucked into his wheelchair after he won the men's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The feet of Joshua Cassidy of Canada are tucked into his wheelchair after he won the men's wheelchair division of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Joshua Cassidy of Canada races down Boylston Street towards the finish line before winning the men's wheelchair division at the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Joshua Cassidy of Canada races down Boylston Street towards the finish line before winning the men's wheelchair division at the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Joshua Cassidy of Canada races down Boylston Street towards the finish line before winning the men's wheelchair division at the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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