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    Boston Non-Finishers Invited Back

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    Offering much-needed hope to a community still healing, the Boston Athletic Association announced Thursday their decision to invite all runners who were prevented from finishing the 2013 Boston Marathon to run again in 2014. The BAA reportedly sent emails to more than 5,700 runners who are eligible, informing them that they will receive a “unique code” come registration time. Twitter instantly erupted in praise, with many runners tweeting about the emotional invitation. “Being invited to Run Boston Marathon 2014 is the greatest news ever,” @RealJimmyBoston tweeted. “…time to finish what I started.”

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