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Born to Move

Three rowers - all former Gentle Giant employees - hope to make it to the Beijing Olympics. If they succeed, they'll further cement the Somerville-based mover's reputation as an oarsman's paradise.

Above, Gentle Giant founder Larry O'Toole rows on the Charles River with former employee Al Gehant. From left, former Gentle Giant movers Dan Walsh, Matt Muffelman and Wyatt Allan all hope to win a spot on the US Olympic rowin team. (River photo by Laura Barisonzi; head shots from US Rowing) Above, Gentle Giant founder Larry O'Toole rows on the Charles River with former employee Al Gehant. From left, former Gentle Giant movers Dan Walsh, Matt Muffelman and Wyatt Allan all hope to win a spot on the US Olympic rowin team.
By Shira Springer
June 8, 2008

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L oading the contents of a four-bedroom Newtonville home onto a waiting van, Gentle Giant movers run past the front door and upstairs, leaving a Barack Obama poster flapping in their wake. The crew settles into a rhythm with boxes and blanket-wrapped furniture rushed down the front walkway by one broad-shouldered mover after another. The action is fast-paced but not ... (Full article: 2451 words)

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