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Haitian runners ready to take on NYC Marathon

November 2, 2013 • Entertainment


This Oct. 30, 2013 photo shows from left, runners Jean Macksony, Bertine Lainé, Carline Lamour, Astrel Clovis and Pétrus Césarion in New York. The runners will participate in the New York City Marathon on Sunday for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. It was started by actor Sean Penn the after a catastrophic earthquake ripped through Haiti in January 2010. More than 100,000 people died. (AP Photo/John Carucci)

NEW YORK (AP) — Haitian marathon runner Carline Lamour wiped away tears as she spoke of her chance to compete in Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

The 21-year old student, who’s making her first visit to the United States, says she’s endured both physical and mental challenges to become an athlete in her country as it continues to rebuild after the devastating earthquake in 2010.

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