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Mastroianni set to live Boston Marathon dream

Mastroianni set to live Boston Marathon dream

Like most Hopkinton residents, Chris Mastroianni grew up watching the start of the Boston Marathon. He remembers having some of the elite Kenyan runners visit his school and the pomp and circumstance of being at the beginning of the world’s most famous road race. “The...

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Reilly books trip to Boston to support library

Reilly books trip to Boston to support library

The motto on the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation website reads: “Honor our past, build our future.” That sentiment is appropriately demonstrated by Hopkinton resident Colleen Reilly, whose first job was stacking books at her high school library after class. “It...

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Child’s endurance inspires mom’s marathon

Child’s endurance inspires mom’s marathon

Since the age of 2, Sophie LaFreniere has demonstrated strength and endurance in her long battle with glycogen storage disease (GSD). This month, her mother, Margot, will put her own endurance to the test as a participant in the Boston Marathon. “I always wanted to...

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Levenson volunteers for Boston Marathon for long haul

Levenson volunteers for Boston Marathon for long haul

Hopkinton’s Bob Levenson has been volunteering for the Boston Marathon since 2003. “And I still have the jacket to prove it,” he said. He’s amassed many colorful jackets since and has worn many volunteer hats as a member of the Hopkinton Marathon Committee,...

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Gilbreath makes marathon return

Gilbreath makes marathon return

Rachel Gilbreath thought she had hung up her marathon shoes for good, but she’s putting them back on thanks to a challenge issued by her husband, Keith. Hopkinton Youth Boys Lacrosse president Ed O’Donnell ran into the couple last fall and asked whether Keith, an...

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Gittlen’s Marathon cause is for paws

Gittlen’s Marathon cause is for paws

Sandra Gittlen started running at the age of 41 while struggling with a rare autoimmune disease. “I wanted to feel better and counter the effects of treatment,” she recalls. When she decided to participate in the Boston Marathon, Gittlen discovered she could combine...

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Gibney goes distance for Hopkinton Women’s Club

Gibney goes distance for Hopkinton Women’s Club

Devon Gibney personifies two aspects that make the April 18 Boston Marathon a very special race. The Hopkinton native is running for the Hopkinton Women’s Club as the race marks the 50th anniversary of the first official field of women runners — eight athletes who...

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Hopkinton aims to become Dementia-Friendly town

Hopkinton aims to become Dementia-Friendly town

Hopkinton has begun a new marathon. Not a run to Boston, but the Hopkinton Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly Initiative, a multi-year project to make the town a safer and more respectful and inclusive place for seniors and those living with dementia. The initiative...

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