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Kenyan marathoners dominate Boston and the world

For the first half-century, the world’s most renowned road race essentially was the New England Holiday Invitational with Canadian neighbors welcome to drop in.

“When I was growing up the Boston Marathon was Clarence DeMar and old John Kelley and a couple of Finns and Japanese,” recalls Amby Burfoot, the Connecticut native who won the race in 1968.

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