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Great Neck twins Alex, left, and Jamie Schneider, (Credit: Tara Conry)

Great Neck twins Alex, left, and Jamie Schneider, 22, who have autism, will be running Monday in the Boston Marathon. (April 11, 2013)

Autistic Long Island twins running second Boston Marathon

Great Neck's Schneider twins, 22-year-olds Alex and Jamie, who are autistic, will compete in their second Boston Marathon.

Alex Schneider, right, of Great Neck, crossed the
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Alex Schneider, right, of Great Neck, crossed the Boston Marathon finish line about 45 minutes before bombs went off. (April 15, 2013)

Alex Schneider, 22, of Great Neck, would have
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Alex Schneider, 22, of Great Neck, would have crossed the finish line around the time the first explosion went off had he not shaved 46 minutes off his time from his last Boston Marathon. (April 15, 2013)

Jamie Schneider, 22, of Great Neck, who has
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Jamie Schneider, 22, of Great Neck, who has severe autism, trains for the Boston Marathon with his mother, Robyn Schneider, 56. (April 11, 2013)

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Great Neck twins Alex, left, and Jamie Schneider,
(Credit: Tara Conry)

Great Neck twins Alex, left, and Jamie Schneider, 22, who have autism, will be running Monday in the Boston Marathon. (April 11, 2013)

Jamie Schneider, of Great Neck, runs with his
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Jamie Schneider, of Great Neck, runs with his dad, Allan Schneider, in the 2009 Robert C. McAvoy Labor Day Five-Miler. (September 2009)

Alex Schneider, of Great Neck, and his coach,
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Alex Schneider, of Great Neck, and his coach, Kevin McDermott, of East Islip, charge through the 4-mile course in Dix Hills for the 2009 Alec's Run. (April 2009)

From left, Coach Kevin McDermott, Alex Schneider, Robyn
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From left, Coach Kevin McDermott, Alex Schneider, Robyn Schneider, Jamie Schneider and Allan Schneider gather at Bethpage State Park Thursday for one last training run before the Boston Marathon. (April 11, 2013).

Alex Schneider, 22, of Great Neck, trains with
(Credit: Tara Conry)

Alex Schneider, 22, of Great Neck, trains with his coach, Kevin McDermott, 54, of East Islip, at Bethpage State Park for the 2013 Boston Marathon. (April 11, 2013)

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