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Chillag Checks In: Mile Six in Boston

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Judging by the Flickr sends, Ian Chillag has reached mile six of the Boston Marathon. He's running along with 1968 champ Amby Burfoot. In a Twitter post at 11:18 a.m., Chillag writes:

"Entering Natick. First cowbell heard. Race has begun."

They're aiming for a comfortable pace of just under four hours. Chillag posted a warning sign, from just past mile five: "That slowing down thing? Not happening. We may pay for this..."