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Marathoners who run for a cause vow to return

Jarrett Barrios, chief executive of the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts, was blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line Monday when the bombs went off, prematurely ending the first Marathon he had ever attempted.

Jennie Sheridan had just completed her fifth Boston Marathon when chaos struck. Like Barrios, she was running to raise funds for an organization she values dearly, the Dana-­Farber Cancer Institute.

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