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Video thumbnail: WGBH 2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 1: The Great Unknown

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2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 1: The Great Unknown

The marathon will always surprise you: There’s just so much that can happen in 26.2 miles.

2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 1: The Great Unknown

Video thumbnail: WGBH 2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 2: Why Bother?

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2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 2: Why Bother?

After all, it’s a lot easier to just sit on the couch.

2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 2: Why Bother?

Video thumbnail: WGBH 2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 3: A Tour Of The Course

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2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 3: A Tour Of The Course

Archival footage from 1979, in which Bud Collins narrates a tour of the course.

2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 3: A Tour Of The Course

Video thumbnail: WGBH 2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 4: Running Before It Was Cool

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2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 4: Running Before It Was Cool

Running wasn't always popular: We talk to the people who did it before it was cool.

2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 4: Running Before It Was Cool

Video thumbnail: WGBH 2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 5: The Story Of Bobbi Gibb

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2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 5: The Story Of Bobbi Gibb

Last year, 45 percent of Boston Marathon runners were women. 50 years ago, there was one.

2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 5: The Story Of Bobbi Gibb

Video thumbnail: WGBH 2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 8: Johnny Kelley

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2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 8: Johnny Kelley

Archival footage from 1979, in which Bud Collins interviews John A. Kelley.

2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 8: Johnny Kelley

Video thumbnail: WGBH 2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 9: 80° With A Chance Of Snow

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2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 9: 80° With A Chance Of Snow

Runners talk about training through winter and the fickle nature of spring.

2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 9: 80° With A Chance Of Snow

Video thumbnail: WGBH 2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 11: Running With The Best

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2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 11: Running With The Best

At Boston, everyday runners cross the same finish line as the best runners in the world.

2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 11: Running With The Best

Video thumbnail: WGBH 2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 12: The Story of Rosie Ruiz

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2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 12: The Story of Rosie Ruiz

A skeptical Kathrine Switzer interviews Rosie Ruiz in this archival footage.

2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 12: The Story of Rosie Ruiz

Video thumbnail: WGBH 2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 15: Kenya Keep Up?

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2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 15: Kenya Keep Up?

For the last two decades, marathon running has been dominated by athletes from Kenya. Why?

2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 15: Kenya Keep Up?

Video thumbnail: WGBH 2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 17: It Was Almost Indescribable

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2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 17: It Was Almost Indescribable

Juan Carlos Gonzalez was yards away from the finish line in 2013 when he saw smoke.

2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 17: It Was Almost Indescribable

Video thumbnail: WGBH 2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 18: Before and After

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2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 18: Before and After

After the bombs went off near the finish line in 2013, the marathon changed.

2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 18: Before and After

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2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 23: Love on the Run

The Boston running community is full of very cute couples who met because of it.

2016 Boston Marathon, Mile 23: Love on the Run

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