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Marathon Running: A Sport Whose Time Has Come

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More than 21,250 people started the Marine Corps Marathon this year. The first-place runner finished in 2:19:16. The final finisher completed the race in seven hours.
More than 21,250 people started the Marine Corps Marathon this year. The first-place runner finished in 2:19:16. The final finisher completed the race in seven hours.

If it seems as if everyone you know is training for a marathon, you're not alone. The Washington region has more runners than anywhere else in the country. And right now, more people are participating in organized races than ever before. Emily Friedman looks at the economics of road races, and finds out how pounding the pavement can be big business for the D.C. area.

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