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Farmer finishes marathon, raises money for CWU student-athletes

Weaving through the streets of downtown Boston, running up and down hills, Gail Farmer [CWU equal opportunity and professional development administrator] rated the marathon spectators a constant 7 on a 1-10 loudness ranking.

That was until someone with one or two prosthetic legs, a blind person with a guide or any other runner in an inspiring situation passed the crowd.

"Then it went up to a 12," she said. "It was non-stop encouragement and cheering."

Farmer ran the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21, a year after two bombs exploded in the 2013 race, killing three and injuring more than 250 runners and spectators.

Read more of this story in the Daily Record.

Story by Danny Schmidt, sports editor.