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TODAY's Takeaway: Natalie gets her Boston Marathon bib; Savannah gets baby advice

March 18, 2014 at 4:09 PM ET

Natalie gets her Boston Marathon bib, Kate Winslet films six weeks after giving birth and Savannah gets baby tips.
Natalie gets her Boston Marathon bib, Kate Winslet discusses filming six weeks after giving birth and Savannah gets baby tips.

1. One family is particularly close to Natalie’s heart as the TODAY anchor trains to run next month’s Boston Marathon. As part of TODAY’s Shine a Light series, her run will honor the Corcoran family, victims of last year's bombing.

“I don’t think we’ll ever get the normal that we had before but I think we’ll definitely find a new normal,” Sydney Corcoran, whose leg was badly injured in the blast, told Natalie and Matt.

Video: As part of TODAY’s “Shine a Light” series, Natalie Morales is joined by the Corcoran family, still recovering from the horrific events at least year’s Boston Marathon, and talks about her marathon training alongside Carmen Acabbo, who'll be running the race she wasn’t able to finish last year.

Natalie wrote an essay on about her decision to dedicate the run.

"I wanted to do something to honor them and to all the victims who still have a long road ahead."

2. Would you find out (or have you found out) a baby’s gender before birth?

New mom Jenna Bush Hager helped newlywed Savannah decide whether she should. (In case you missed it, Savannah is pregnant!) 

Video: TODAY contributing correspondent Jenna Bush Hager helps TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie decide whether she should find out the gender of the baby she’s expecting, and chats about a poll that reveals the decision to find out gender during pregnancy is almost split down the middle.

3. When actress Kate Winslet was called back to re-shoot “Divergent” scenes only six weeks after giving birth, she was surprised — but told TODAY she quickly got over it.   

"There's actually something really empowering about going, 'Hell, I can do this. I can do all this,'" the Oscar winner said.

Video: Actress Kate Winslet chats with Jason Kennedy about her new film, “Divergent,” her film career, and her new spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

4. The youngest stars from “Game of Thrones” (don’t worry, just the Starks!) stopped by TODAY to talk about where the show’s been and where it’s going.

"I had no idea how it was going to turn out," actress Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, said of last season’s controversial Red wedding scenes. "But everyone seemed to hate it, which is great."

Video: Actors Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead-Wright join TODAY to chat about the epic show’s new season, and the frenzy of social media around the HBO series.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway! 

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