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Matt Brown allowed in NYC Marathon

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BOSTON ( – A Norwood teen who suffered a broken neck during a hockey game in 2010 will be allowed to race in the New York City Marathon.

Race officials initially told Matt Brown that he wouldn't be allowed to enter the race. Brown is a quadriplegic and has participated in several other marathons with friend Lucas Carr pushing him in a three-wheel chair.

NYC Marathon rules state that only those that can propel themselves are allowed in the race.

On Thursday, race officials said that Brown would, in fact, be allowed to enter.

"NYRR is allowing Mr. Carr and Matt Brown in the race this year given our special efforts to recognize and show solidarity with Boston," said race officials. "We are working on details on how best to accommodate them and ensure the safest and best race for all of the more than 45,000 participants."


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