Racers lace up for Richmond Anthem Marathon - FOX Carolina 21

Racers lace up for Richmond Anthem Marathon

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The Richmond Anthem Marathon kicked off at 8 a.m. Saturday.

According to Sportsbackers, a record number of people signed up for the full and half marathons. 9,118 people signed up for the full marathon, and 6,103 signed up for the half marathon.

Sammy Too of Kenya was the first man to cross the finish line this year. Desta Girma Tadesse from Ethiopia was the first woman to finish the marathon.

Runners World Magazine named the race a "Must Do" in 2005 and 2009.

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