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SPORTS NEWS – Defending Champions Highlight Top Contenders in 2018 Boston Marathon Push Rim Wheelchair Division

World best and course record holders Marcel Hug and Manuela Schar return to defend titles at the 122nd Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day WATCH NEWS VIDEO - Patriots Strong Patriots Day. BOSTON – Eight Boston Marathon champions, including reigning winners Marcel Hug and Manuela Schar of Switzerland, will compete in the push rim wheelchair division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16. More than 50 athletes will be part of the wheelchair division, which starts in Hopkinton before the…
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Flu Deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) is above the system-specific epidemic threshold as Million Industrial Sports Fans Join for Philadelphia Celebration

Philadelphia, PA: 200,000 watch The Liberty Loan parade and rally to raise money for World War I proceeds down Broad Street on Sept. 28, 1918. The public event contributed to spread of the flu from sailors returning from war to the general population of Philadelphia. 12,000 died during the epidemic including hospital workers, ambulance crews, and students sharing dorms. US Navy History Center Photo
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