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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Boston Marathon 2014 will be held on Monday, April 21. Around 36,000 people are expected to run. Everyone running for various reasons; we bring you the story of two such people.

One of them is the Iraqi ambassador to the United States. Another, a college student from Virginia. WUSA9's Mola Lenghi reports on what their reason is, for running this years Boston Marathon.

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