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Stephanie Rothstein is running free

Originally Published: May 20, 2011
By Erin Strout

When Stephanie Rothstein crossed the Chevron Houston Marathon finish line with a fist-pump and a time of 2:29:35, the eruption of joy wasn't just about how fast she ran, or her third-place finish or the major breakthrough in her career.

"It was five seconds of every emotion I could possibly feel and it justified every chance I took in the past three years," said Rothstein, three months later, as she is curled up on a wingchair in the Flagstaff, Ariz., home she rents.

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