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Muscular Dystrophy
Trotting with a team
Trotting with a team

Shane Lauer can be forgiven for wanting to stay in bed. It was a chilly Saturday morning in early November and even veteran marathoners like him don't always feel like training. He did get up, though, and headed to the Northern Central Railroad Trail north of Baltimore to join six other athletes who were preparing for one of several area Turkey Trots, the annual Thanksgiving Day races. Even on this day, Lauer, a soft-spoken 21-year-old from Phoenix, said running makes him feel "good." But finishing races, or even starting, might have been even harder not long ago. Lauer has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a degenerative disease that leaves him with very limited mobility, and...