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In London, runners yearn for 2014 Boston Marathon

LONDON — By Monday morning, almost no visible signs of the London Marathon remained on the Mall. A couple runners provided a rare reminder of the sports spectacle that transpired less than 24 hours earlier. Hobbling toward St. James’s Palace, one still proudly wore his finisher’s medal.

That is the nature of the marathon. Painfully long on preparation and pragmatically short on post-race celebration.

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