Boston crowd 'saved me,' Nebraskan, the last runner to finish race, says

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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 12:00 am

BOSTON — “Please, I'm in pain,” Stacy Shaw wanted to cry out Monday to the boisterous crowd on Boylston Street. She had just turned the corner from Hereford Street, and revelers were coaxing her to sprint to the finish in the final seconds of a Boston Marathon the world will never forget.

Shaw's right leg had given out 18 miles earlier. Medics had stopped her twice along the 26.2-mile route to administer first aid and counsel her against continuing.

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