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Marathon program encourages BH-BL third-graders to exercise (with photo gallery)

Ryanne Wood, 9, left, and Owen Grabb, 8, center, lead the way in the Fun Run at Stevens Elementary School in Burnt Hills on Friday.
Ryanne Wood, 9, left, and Owen Grabb, 8, center, lead the way in the Fun Run at Stevens Elementary School in Burnt Hills on Friday.
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Running wasn’t exactly Isaiah Smith’s forte when he started third grade this year. Still, the husky 9-year-old was eager to participate with his classmates in a daily quarter-mile lap around the playground at Stevens Elementary School during recess. He started off walking behind his classmates in October. Then as the school year wore on, he began jogging part of the way. By the last day, Friday, he was running the whole course without stopping. All ...

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