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Teacher runs the Sahara to raise money for students’ laptops

If everything went according to plan, Liz Byron is right now running or walking her way through the Sahara, participating in a 155-mile footrace known as the Marathon des Sables, or Marathon of the Sands. The race lasts six days, and most of the competitors are professionals from around the world.

Byron, 29, is a sixth-grade special education teacher at Gardner Pilot Academy in Allston.

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