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Shrewsbury Man to Run Marathon with Giant Toothbrush

The Boston Marathon is today.

Name:  Charlie Sherman

Age: 59

Lives in: Shrewsbury, MA

Works For: Delta Dental of MA

Why are you running the Boston Marathon?:  I’m running to call attention to the difficulties people with disabilities have in keeping good oral health and the work of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in helping them.

How are you preparing for the marathon?: I have done numerous long runs on the course. 

Goal running time: 5:30:00

What is going to keep you going during the 26.2-mile race?: The thought that myself and others are running for charities or to raise awareness of the needs of others. And the fans along the route are really inspiring.

How will you celebrate finishing the marathon?: Iced coffee and a steak dinner!

Will you run future marathons?:  Yes.  I am running up Mt Washington in June, registered for the lottery to participate in the New York Marathon in November, and registered for the Goofy Challenge at Disney World (half and full marathons in the same weekend) next January.

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