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Sun April 17, 2011
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'Marathoner's Marathon' Offers Alternative To Boston

A few years ago, marathon runner and physics teacher Mike Tammaro waited a little too long to register for the Boston Marathon. Instead of just grumbling about being shut out of the race, he started his own marathon in neighboring Rhode Island. With a qualifying time five minutes faster than the Boston Marathon and scheduled the Saturday before the big run in Beantown, Tammaro's marathon has quickly caught on as a marathoner's marathon. Catherine Welch of member station WRNI caught up with Tammaro and runners from all over the country as they took off from the starting line.