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A tale of two marathoners

Decision whether to run in NYC Marathon not an easy one

Updated: November 2, 2012, 9:27 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

Passions always run high among the masses of amateur runners who start the New York City Marathon, but those emotions could be more complicated Sunday as the race winds its way through a city still reeling from the staggering personal tragedies and property loss left by Hurricane Sandy.

Some entrants think it's even more important to run this year. Some can't bring themselves to take part. Here are two representative stories:

Running in Indy instead

Jack Christiansen ...

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