Marathon Man: Dukakis signs up for the race

Dukakis signs up for the race

Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis was a long-distance runner before it was cool, finishing the Boston Marathon as a high school senior in 1951. His political career had its own Heartbreak Hill, a devastating primary defeat when he first sought re-election as Governor in 1978. But Dukakis hit his stride with a comeback victory in 1982, and since then has compiled a record of achievement from welfare reform to tax reduction that has earned him a laurel wreath as one of the best Governors in the country. Last week Dukakis embarked on the most grueling endurance race of them all, an uphill...

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