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Marathon Bears: UMaine students to participate in latest running of Boston road race

Magen Ellis, a senior studying women's studies and early childhood development at the University of Maine, runs around Morse Field on Friday, preparing for the 2012 Boston Marathon.


Three hours and 16 minutes after starting, Magen Ellis finished her first marathon and never wanted to run another again.

“I felt awful. I couldn’t walk down the stairs normal for about a week,” said Ellis, a fourth-year early childhood development student at the UMaine College of Education and Human Development. “I walked backwards. It’s extreme pain. When I finished my marathon, I said I never wanted to do it again.

“But when I found out I qualified for Boston, I changed my mind.”

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