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  • Marathon runner Alana Hadley training for New York City Marathon

    Alana Hadley is a UNC Charlotte freshman and one of the best marathoners in the country, but she’ll never compete for the 49ers. Instead she is following her own path, and it will lead her to Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

Alana Hadley is a UNC Charlotte freshman and one of the best marathoners in the country, but she’ll never compete for the 49ers. Instead she is following her own path, and it will lead her to Sunday’s New York City Marathon. Davie Hinshaw dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
Alana Hadley is a UNC Charlotte freshman and one of the best marathoners in the country, but she’ll never compete for the 49ers. Instead she is following her own path, and it will lead her to Sunday’s New York City Marathon. Davie Hinshaw dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

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