Videographer Scott LaPierre tells the story of Russell Trottier, who is running the Boston Marathon this year to raise money for Down syndrome awareness through the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress. Trottier's third son, Colin, has Down syndrome.
For details, or to support Trottier's effort, check out his Web page.
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- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
- Ty Velde is a 16-time Boston qualifier who's completed 12 consecutive Boston Marathons and 25 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 13th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
- Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes