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Dave Prindiville Had A Memorable Run At Manchester Road Race

Dave Prindiville Had A Memorable Run At Manchester Road Race

Dave Prindiville never slept much the night before Thanksgiving. He was usually awake at 4 a.m. but stayed in bed, going over details about the Manchester Road Race in his head until 6.

He would be on the air at 7, chatting with WTIC's Ray Dunaway. Then he would drive the 4.748-mile course, down to race-day headquarters at Carter Chevrolet on Main Street, savoring the effort of the past year. Of once again helping put together a race that drew a field of 15,000 people — world-class runners and first-timers, people in costumes, people with streaks of 20, 30, 40 years who came back every year to run.

This Thanksgiving, Prindiville, 69, won't be up that early, at his...

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