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The Rise Of The Boston Marathon, A Runner's 'Holy Grail'

Ahead of next week's Boston Marathon, Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with running coach and author Tom Derderian about the heightened expectations for this year's race and how the Boston Marathon earned its distinction as the "Holy Grail" for serious runners. Derderian is a member of the committee that set new qualifying standards for this year's marathon.
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Ultramarathon In The Sahara A Six-Day Race Over Extreme Terrain

Melissa Block talks to marathon runner Lisa Batchen about a six day ultramarathon taking place in the Saharan desert in Morocco.
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Dodgers' $147 Million Ace Greinke Breaks Collarbone In Brawl

It's a very expensive bust. Zack Greinke signed a six-year, $147 million contract with Los Angeles before the season began. Now he'll be out for a while. Broken collarbones can take weeks, and sometimes longer, to heal.
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Will Tiger Master Augusta Again?

Whether Woods will win is again the big question. But he's not the only story. Consider 14-year-old Tianlang Guan, the youngest person to ever play in the tournament.
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Tiger Woods Favored To Win Masters

Golf's first major tournament of the season that begins Thursday in Augusta, Georgia. If Tiger Woods wins, he would receive his fifth green jacket.

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