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The wounded: Sarah MacKay

For many Northeastern University students, Patriots Day and the Boston Marathon are a magnet. Sarah MacKay, a Northeastern senior, has been to a few, and was there with her roommate this year, too.

After lunch on Newbury Street, they walked to the finish line on Boylston. But it was chilly, and after standing there for 10 minutes, they thought about leaving.

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