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Local Names in the Boston Marathon



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    Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya crosses the finish line in Boston, breaking a course record, and winning the 114th running of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Runners from across the globe are storming the streets of Boston for the 114thBoston Marathon. As athletes endure the 26. 2 mile-course, here are some Connecticut names to watch out for: 

    Lucas Meyer of Ridgefield and Brendan Callahan of Middletown are the top men's runners from Connecticut, the Hartford Courant reports.

    Greenwich Police Officer William Larkin is running to raise money for Lou Gehrig's on behalf of his colleague who was diagnosed with the disease in 2007, the Greenwich Time reports.

    John Tarantino of Greenwich is running in the marathon on behalf of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The Day of New London reports.
    Zofia Turosz, 71, of Manchester was featured in the Boston Globe for finishing first in the 70 - 74 age group last year, according to the Boston Globe. 
    Track how the runners are doing at the Boston Marathon’s web site.