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April 15, 2013 at 4:58 PM

T-Mobile CEO runs Boston Marathon, is safe

T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere, a Massachusetts native and a serious runner, ran the Boston Marathon today and is safe, a spokeswoman said.

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Legere has run in the Boston race more than eight times, raising more than $1.2 million for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

“We are grateful that all employees in the area are safe,” spokeswoman Anne Marshall said.

The Bellevue-based company had a “half dozen” employees from the Northeast region who were either in the race or volunteering at the event.

Legere finished more than an hour ahead of the explosions, Marshall said. The marathon site, which listed him as a New York resident, said he finished in 3:37:08.

Legere began his telecom career at New England Telephone in 1980. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts, then received a master’s at MIT.

While other wireless carriers faced outages and boosted services to handle a surge of traffic during today’s incident, T-Mobile’s network “continues to perform,” Marshall said.

Capacity was increased prior to the event, and the network team will “add capacity to the network if needed,” she said in an email.

 

 

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