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From July 2005: Sunday’s Johnny Kelley race caps weekend of events.

By James Feigenbaum,

For the first time, Ginger Kelley will be the starter at this year’s Johnny Kelley Road Race.

Since its founding in 1980, the man the race is named for has been at every race, either as a runner or as honorary chairman witnessing the start . But Johnny Kelley, winner of two Boston Marathons and a former Olympian, passed away in October, just a month after his 97th birthday.

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