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Grad student to run Boston Marathon in support of Boston Children’s Hospital

Shannon Long, an MBA student at the University of Rhode Island, will run the Boston Marathon next month as part of the Miles for Miracles team, which runs road races to raise money for Boston Children’s Hospital.

A resident of Newport who grew up in Dartmouth, Mass., Long qualified to run the race after completing her first marathon in 2011 in a time of 3 hours, 27 minutes. This year’s Boston Marathon takes place on April 15.

“As a runner, there is no greater joy than being able to do what you love while helping others,” said Long, a track star in high school who returned to running after earning her bachelor’s degree in business from URI in 2011. “I’m running this marathon so that children at Boston Children’s Hospital will be able to experience all that this world has to offer...


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