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Serena Burla back up to speed

Updated: April 18, 2014, 3:54 PM ET
By Mackenzie Lobby | Special to espnW.com

It's not an exaggeration to say that running saved Serena Burla's life. Forget the mental and physical benefits associated with exercise and the fact that she makes a living running professionally. Burla's story of being saved runs much deeper. Going into the Boston Marathon as one of the top American women, she hopes her unique perspective on running and life will help put her at the front of the pack Monday when she hits the finish line on Boylston Street.

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