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All roads lead runners back home

Sturbridge natives to run marathon to help local kids

Brian Hrybyk, above right, received some encouragement at the final turn of last year’s Boston Marathon. Courtesy photo/ Brian Hrybyk. (click for larger version)
December 02, 2009
STURBRIDGE — There is a certain satisfaction a runner feels when crossing the finish line of a marathon race. That satisfaction has a much keener significance when the runner has traversed the 26 miles in honor of someone else.

Sturbridge native Brian Hrybyk, a 2000 graduate of Tantasqua Regional High School, has been running the Boston Marathon for the last couple years, and though he never set out to be a runner, he has evolved into a professional runner with a cause: Hrybyk is a member of the Miles for Miracles team, sponsored by Children's Hospital Boston.

Looking forward to his third Boston Marathon on the Miles for Miracles team, this time with fellow Tantasqua alum Ruthann Degutis running by his side, Hrybyk explained his first truly loved sport was soccer.

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