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A struggling runner gets a hand from four fellow marathoners

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Mike Korfhage, Thomas Young, Jorge Maravilla, and Michael Leech carry Jake Mogan across the finish line.

By Rachel G. Bowers Globe Staff 

It’s a scene that’s become familiar at the Boston Marathon and synonymous with Boston Strong: Fellow marathoners helping each other cross the finish line.

It happened last year when Jim Driscoll and Mitch Kies carried Ari Ofsevit 100 yards down Boylston Street.

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This year, four men — including two servicemen in their fatigues — helped carry Jake Mogan of San Francisco across the fabled yellow and blue finish line.

Jorge Maravilla and Thomas Young — the servicemen — along with Mike Korfhage of Louisville, Ky., and Michael Leech of Newport News, Va., each had ahold of a limb, with Maravilla and Young wrapping Mogan’s arms around their necks.

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Gov. Charlie Baker shared a video of the four runners’ efforts.

“Unbelieveable,” Baker tweeted.

Maravilla finished in 2 hours, 24 minutes and 27 seconds. Mogan’s time was 3:09:46. Korfhage clocked a time of 3:09:34. Leech finished in 3:09:54. Young’s time was not yet available on the Boston Athletic Association’s athlete tracker.

Sights and sounds of the 2017 Boston Marathon finish line


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