34th Annual Lincoln Marathon is City's Biggest Yet

By: Dennis Burke Email
By: Dennis Burke Email

The 34th running of the Lincoln marathon has the whole city buzzing, and the runners expo the day before the sold out race was packed. More than ten thousand people signed up for the race, breaking the all time record. And for the first time, women outnumber men.

People have the option of running the half marathon, which is 13.1 miles long, or running the full marathon for 26.2 miles. The race will start at 14th and Vine, wind it's way through Lincoln, and end at Memorial Stadium.

"The women running in the marathon is more than fifty percent. The half marathon is two to one," says Lu Wetzler, the volunteer coordinator of the marathon.

The race has runners excited.

"I'm a dietitian, and so, to actually see people living a healthy lifestyle is a really positive thing for a lot of people to get involved in. And you feel good at the end of it, knowing that you've completed something that a lot of other people would not even attempt to do, it's just a good, positive feeling to have," says Megan Hecker, who's running in the full marathon.

This year's marathon is the biggest marathon since the event began.

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