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Yuki Kawauchi, the surprise winner of this week’s Boston Marathon, on Thursday announced he plans to quit his full-time job and go pro next spring.

Upon his return to Japan from the United States, Kawauchi said one year from now he will become a full-time marathon runner instead of working for the Saitama Prefectural Government, his current employer who bars him from accepting sponsorships or appearance fees.

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