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Mike Rossi, a Philadelphia Father’s Response To School About Kids’ Absence Is The Best Reply Ever

Letter from Principal to Mike Rossi

This month, Mike Rossi, a Philadelphia father, pulled his two kids out of school for a couple days so they could watch him run the Boston Marathon. The school had different thoughts though. They called it an “inexcusable absence,” apparently thinking that they get to have the final say in family vacations. Above is picture of the letter they received. …

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

Clarence Hartley Cancer Survivor Live strong Marathon athletics boston

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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