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After heart surgery, Chris reaches new goals one step at a time

Chris, who had heart valve surgery as an adult, runs a half marathon.
Chris runs the Newburyport half marathon in 2016 [PHOTO: RACEWIRE]
Many people approach training for a triathlon as a chore, something they have to endure to reach their ultimate goal. But for Chris Wagner, training is a pleasure — one he doesn’t take for granted.

“The idea that I can get up on a given Saturday and go out and run 10 miles is a real gift,” he says. “I wake up in the morning and think, ‘I get to do this.’”

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