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Boston to increase field for '14 race

Updated: August 29, 2013, 6:04 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- The Boston Marathon will accept an extra 9,000 runners for next year's race, making room for the more than 5,000 people stopped on the course this year when two bombs went off and for many of those wanting to run as a tribute to the victims.

Registration for the 118th edition of the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon will open Sept. 9, the Boston Athletic Association said.

"The BAA is aware of the significantly increased interest in registering for the 2014 ...

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