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Van Vranken finishes Boston Marathon
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A local teacher and coach successfully ran and finished the Boston Marathon on April 17. Kristen VanVranken, a teacher at Northside Elementary and the DeKalb Middle School Cross Country Coach finished with a time of 3:11, averaging a 7:18 pace per mile. She was 305th out of 12,000 women and 3,000th out of 26,000 total runners, finishing in the top 10 percent of the field.