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Mid-Southerners keep close eye on Boston Marathon

Store owner Barry Roberson sent out a note inviting people on social media to come by the store and watch the race. Store owner Barry Roberson sent out a note inviting people on social media to come by the store and watch the race.
Mid-Southerners were even tracking the runners' stats on the Boston Marathon website. Mid-Southerners were even tracking the runners' stats on the Boston Marathon website.

(WMC) - Mid-Southerners are keeping close tabs on the Boston Marathon. Some even hit the road to finish what they were not able to finish last year.

Eyes were glued to the TV at Breakaway Running on Monday. Store owner Barry Roberson sent out a note inviting people on social media to come by the store and watch the race.

"When it comes to the running community, you'll see a lot of support within it," said Roberson. "That's been the case here at Breakaway Running at Overton Square. The crew started watching early this morning."

Mid-Southerners were even tracking the runners' stats on the Boston Marathon website.

"I think everyone has an eye on Boston today [Monday], whether you run or not, but especially people who run. People who shop are watching for a few moments," added Roberson.

In fact, Roberson says he would not be surprised if the Mid-South runners in Boston hit their best times yet during the marathon.

Because there were so many people racing this year, organizers had to stagger the start times.

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