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Runners share their favorite things to do in Boston

On his first visit to Boston, two-time Olympian Ryan Hall was a promising California schoolboy distance runner in town for a track and field meet. Taking advantage of the cross-country trip, he toured some of the city’s historic sites. He climbed the Bunker Hill Monument — all 294 steps to the top. The experience left a memorable impression, though not entirely because of the monument’s historical significance.

“I remember climbing all these steps and being super sore before my race,” said Hall. “My quads were trashed.”

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