By Jenn Bates BU News Service
Learn the story of how the marathon came to be in Boston, when the first woman ran and more.
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A runner from every state in the U.S. will likely be in attendance at the starting line on Marathon Monday. Unsurprisingly, Massachusetts is the most heavily represented state