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One Run for Boston ends on a heartfelt note

Hundreds take part in final stretch

Nicole Reis approached the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square holding the baton aloft as her father, John Odom, and other jovial spectators proudly cheered her on a few feet away from a sidewalk along Boylston Street.

Much of the scene matched how it was supposed to have happened 2½ months ago, except most noticeably the time — about 12:45 a.m. Monday — and that Odom sat in a wheelchair.

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