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It’s really hot. Difficult. My feet are hurting. We pushed through though,” said John Staruk of Holden, Mass.

The service members, who were wearing boots and carrying backpacks, said it was tough keeping cool as temperatures soared into the 80′s.

The hot temps forced hundreds of runners, including last year’s men’s and women’s champions, to drop out.

“It was pretty hard. It wasn’t as bad as last year though. I think we were a little more prepared this year,” said Matt Joyner of Lee, Mass.

Source: CBS Boston

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