Hopkinton Today: Friday, Oct. 8

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Good morning, Hopkinton! Welcome to the daily update we call Hopkinton Today — a quick recap of yesterday’s news, highlights of what’s on tap, and a photo and video of the day.

Isabelle Giordano is no stranger to running. As a student at Hopkinton High School, she earned all-state recognition in track and field and broke nine school records. She went on to a standout track career at Dartmouth College. But those were much shorter races than the one she plans to tackle this month: the Boston Marathon.

Marla Oram is paying it forward by running the 125th Boston Marathon on behalf of the the Hopkinton High School Business Professionals of America Club and the district’s robotics team.

Morgan Woodman has had to endure more challenges than the typical avid athlete. She has struggled with stomach issues since she was a sixth-grader in Hopkinton. But Woodman, 24, has not been one to let her health slow her down, and she’s taking that same spirit into running her first Boston Marathon this year.

Before Johanna Impellizeri runs the Boston Marathon, she will continue to run a $5,000 fundraiser for the Hopkinton Garden Club, a group whose work will not be as visible during this year’s race.

This week’s Baypath Adoptable Animal is 1-year-old Rocky, a smart, active dog looking for an equally active, yet quiet, home.

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Welcome to the Marathon Countdown Quiz. Each weekday through Oct. 11 we will have a trivia question about the historic race. Submit the correct answer for a chance to win a gift card and T-shirt. See contest rules for details.
TODAY’S QUESTION: Which year’s Boston Marathon had the largest-ever field, with about 37,000 participants? To submit your answer, click here.
YESTERDAY’S WINNER: Congratulations to John Ritz, who correctly answered that Hopkinton’s Jacques LeDuc painted the starting line every year from 1981-2017 and still serves as race announcer at the start.

Photo of the Day: A flower lends some color to a garden at Legacy Farms North.

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PHOTO/AMIT JAGDALE

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