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New York City marathon

Running with defiance at New York City Marathon

A rebound after Boston, Sandy

NEW YORK — Before it was canceled, last year’s New York City Marathon had been billed as “The Race to Recover,” a battered region’s defiant vow to rebound and rebuild from the devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy. This year, in the wake of the Boston bombings in April, that recovery has dual significance as the 43d edition of the five-borough ramble speaks to the resurgence of two traumatized cities, one by nature, the other by man.

“Terrorists are doing the wrong thing to try to attack the runners because we will run more and run more and more and more to prove them wrong,” said Wesley Korir, who was defending champion in Boston this year and who’ll take the line at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Sunday morning. “They will never defeat us. They will never intimidate us. They are targeting the wrong group of people.”

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