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| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Off and Running in New England

The Boston Marathon was staged in April by the Boston Athletic Association, marking the 121st running of the iconic race that is held on the streets of the city. Photo courtesy of Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports

The Boston Marathon was staged in April by the Boston Athletic Association, marking the 121st running of the iconic race that is held on the streets of the city. Photo courtesy of Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports

By Rachel Carter

New England is steeped in American history, and that’s no less true in sports than it is in politics. Both basketball and volleyball were invented in Massachusetts, the world’s oldest annual marathon still runs the streets of Boston, and the first game of hockey in America was played in New Hampshire. But the region is also building on its history—investing in new facilities, welcoming new events and looking for new opportunities.

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