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Becky Tsai traveled from New York City to Boston to cheer on her friend Octavio Gutierrez, of Oakland, Calif., in his seventh marathon (which explains the poster board letters Tsai carried). He was hoping to finish under three hours. "Boylston Street was just too close to the finish, so we decided to stand next to the Citgo sign," Tsai said. She and Gutierrez both went to MIT.