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Clarence Hartley : Lived through cancer, two wars and now, the Boston Marathon at age 81

For its oldest runner, the Boston Marathon is no big deal: Clarence Hartley may be 81, but he’s fought in two wars—Korea and Vietnam—and conquered both non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and prostate cancer. He easily qualified for the race, beating his age and gender’s required time of 5:00 by 21 minutes. Runner’s World takes a look at his story: After having run …

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