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Good morning and welcome back to Generate. In a moment, we'll spend some time talking about Americans and Paris, but first, let's look at some Americans in Boston.

Yesterday's Boston Marathon was 41-year-old former champ Meb Keflezghi's curtain call, and it happened with tons of class (as always). Jordan Hasay has found her distance, taking third and running the fastest 26.2 mile debut ever by an American woman, and Galen Rupp took second in the men's race despite a rocky buildup. Non-energy thought bubble: After three marathons in steamy conditions (and those hills in Boston), your Generate host really wants to see how fast Rupp can go on a fast course in cool weather, like Berlin next fall.

Ok, thanks for indulging all that, let's dive in . . .

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