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April 15, 2013

Marblehead's Shalane Flanagan finishes fourth in Boston Marathon

Shalane Flanagan of Marblehead has finished fourth in the women's race in the Boston Marathon.

Flanagan finished in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 27 minutes, 8 seconds, according to the Boston Athletic Association's website

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won the women's race, finishing in an unofficial time of 2:26:25. Jeptoo also won in 2006. She took two years off after having a baby.

Cool temperatures greeted the field of 24,662 in Hopkinton this morning for the 117th edition of the 26.2-mile run.

Materials from the Associated Press were used in this report. For the full story, see tomorrow's Salem News.

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