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For runners helping special needs marathoners, it's a labor of love
For runners helping special needs marathoners, it's a labor of love

They crossed the finish line together, father and son, having completed the marathon Saturday in 3 hours, 53 minutes and 52 seconds. Not a bad time considering Chris Brennan pushed 12-year-old Ryan the whole way in a running stroller. At the end, as they closed under the banner, Ryan, who's autistic, raised his arms, Rocky-style. His dad just smiled. For 26.2 miles, Brennan had chugged up hills and down, a modern-day Sisyphus performing a labor of love. Ryan weighed 68 pounds; the stroller, 75. "The first part is exhilarating. You've got fresh legs and motivation," said Brennan, 43, an attorney from Princeton, N.J. "Then come the hills. What drives me on is...

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