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Boston Marathon

Running Can Unify In A Divided World

MANCHESTER — Manchester Road Race two-time women's winner Diane Nukuri has lived in the United States for more than a dozen years, but she is from Burundi, a small country in Africa bordered by Tanzania and Rwanda.

We talked the other day about how the Manchester Road Race is a small spot of brightness in what is an ever-darkening world where terrorists blow up innocent people having dinner or going to concerts. How the road race is a community event where people gather to see old friends and meet new ones on a special holiday of thankfulness. How it's a time for international runners to come and meet and stay with Americans — a time for us to get to know them, for...