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October 13, 2013

Witnessing history on the highway

Crowds of people lined the overpasses along the new U.S. 31.

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Monica Everett snapped pictures of the runners as they crossed under Ind. 26 in hopes of seeing her husband, Tom Everett, and several of her friends in the run.

“My husband is an avid runner. He’s ran several minis and one marathon. He enjoys running a lot.”

Everett joined a host of others perched on the overpass cheering on the runners as they passed underneath.

“It’s awesome. It’s exciting to see all the people,” she said.

“We’re just cheering on people we know and keep them motivated. I don’t run, but I can cheer.”

One runner Everett was especially rooting for was Michelle Larson, a breast cancer survivor.

“She’s running to train for the Boston Marathon,” she said of her friend. “That’s pretty inspiring.”

Jack Lake, a retired teacher from Western High School, drove to the overpass to try to watch his son and daughter-in-law run past.

“It’s hard to see faces from up here,” he said looking down at a stream of runners and walkers. “I don’t know if I’ll be able to find them or not. I ought to get my bike out here.”

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