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(NEWS CENTER) -- The Boston Marathon has always been a very special day for NEWS CENTER's Jackie Ward.

It started the day she was born. When she came into the world in Brigham and Women's Hospital on April 21, 1986, it was Marathon Monday. Runners and spectators took over the streets of their beautiful city, and the race became a special day for her family from that moment on.

This year's race holds a different significance after last year's bombings. Instead of focusing on hateful acts, Jackie has decided to focus on the everyday heroes. Watch the stories of #WhyWeRun. We know you will be inspired by their stories to make a difference! Also, share with us why you run - tweet, email or share on Facebook. Please use the hashtag #WhyWeRun.

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