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2009-04-16 11:46:00

BOSTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 20th, six wounded veteran amputees, recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, will participate in the Boston Marathon as members of the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. This year, Achilles International has teamed up with the business aviation community who will help facilitate this special event in their ongoing effort to give back to the community. On Saturday, April 18th, the athletes, along with their companions and physical...

2009-02-19 09:28:00

2008 Chicago Winners, Olympians, and Additional Talent Join the Elite Team to Challenge Defending Champions BOSTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John Hancock Financial today announced that the top contenders for the Boston Marathon this year include an elite group of Olympians, top Americans and international marathon winners. These athletes will challenge four-time winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya and defending women's champion Dire Tune of Ethiopia at the 113th running of the...

2009-01-27 09:25:00

Four-time Boston Winner and 2007 World Marathon Majors Champion Robert K. Cheruiyot and 2008 Boston Winner Dire Tune set to defend their titles on April 20 BOSTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John Hancock Financial, in its 24th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, today announced the return of four-time champion Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya and women's winner Dire Tune of Ethiopia for the 113th running of the race on April 20. "I'd like to thank John Hancock for...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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