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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
The bells in the First Congregational Church pealed today as the first runners in the men's race passed our vantage point in Natick Center, 10 miles into the Boston Marathon. I think eventual winner Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya, who went on to set a course record, can be seen in the middle of this picture.
Meantime, the Sox won the annual Patriots Day game at Fenway on a homerun with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.