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Cove Residents Remember Running Boston Marathon

This year, Christine Thompson, 99, and Dr. Ramon Burket of Roaring Spring celebrated their 45th anniversary of running in the Boston Marathon together in 1979.

At the time of the race, they were 53 and 43.

Burket said when Thompson set the record for 53-year-old women in the Johnstown Marathon and it was published in Runner’s World Magazine, they called her Chris, which made people think she was a man.

Thompson recalled when the American Medical Jogger Journal came to the office, a call was made to California to have it corrected.

Thompson and Burket ran two marathons together, and it all star...

 

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