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For eight Newtown runners, a tragedy compounded

For eight people from Newtown, Conn., who ran the Boston Marathon on Monday, what started as an effort to raise scholarship money and help their community heal turned into something sadder than they could have imagined.

“I had many people cheering, ‘Go Newtown!’ ” along the route, said Dr. David Oelberg, one of the informal organizers of the NewtownSTRONG team, which dedicated each mile to one of the 20 children and six adults killed in last December’s shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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