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‘4.15 Strong’ group is taking some important steps

Back in December, the “4.15 Strong” group started its first training run at the Boston Marathon finish line. The location made perfect sense, giving the group’s many first-time marathon runners easy access to loops of different distances along the Charles River.

But the run, launched from the site of the first bomb explosion, served a more essential purpose: It addressed the toughest mental and emotional challenge the 4.15 Strong team will face Monday.

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