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John Taylor III of Des Moines ties a pair of sleigh bells into his running shoes in preparation for a run in Des Moines.  For about the past 15 years, Taylor, an avid marathoner, has donned the bells and joined a Christmas morning running group of about 20 friends. They get up before daybreak Christmas morning and jog through neighborhood streets south of Grand Avenue in Des Moines. They wear bells, run as a group, and hope that kids think they are Santa Claus.

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