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BOSTON — In the midst of thousands of runners pushing to the finish of the 2017 Boston Marathon, India’s Sagar Baheti stood out. He crossed the line holding his Indian flag up in the air.

Something else stands out about Baheti. At a little more than four hours, he became India’s first visually impaired runner to participate and finish the race.

Afterward, he sat in the lobby of the Park Plaza Hotel smiling with his parents, Vishnukanta and Naresh Baheti, who flew in from India to support him. They seemed slightly overwhelmed at the enormity of the event, but their smiles never ceased.

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