When Keith Giroux decided to run the Boston Marathon he had a number of logistical hurdles to overcome. For starters, he hadn't run a qualifying race. In fact he'd never run any formal race ever. Then there was the issue of gear. He didn't own a pair of running shoes or running shorts. And he only had ten days to solve all these problems. Also he was in jail.
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Host: David Weinberg
Producer: David Weinberg
Editing help: Christine Fennessy, Sylvia Ryerson
Theme music: Danny Cocke
Human Race editor in chief: David Willey
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