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Kennedy found a brotherhood among firefighters

A few years ago, when he first ran the Boston Marathon, Michael R. Kennedy drew a heart on his calf. Above it, he inscribed the initials of his girlfriend, Sarah Wessmann.

A Boston firefighter, he competed in marathons at home and in Chicago, even though his muscular physique suggested that shorter distances were a better fit, particularly as he headed out from Hopkinton that morning.

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