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More Americans embracing 13.1-mile races as alternative to running full marathons

Runners compete in the Saratoga Palio Melanie O'Donnell Memorial half marathon in downtown Saratoga Springs on Sept. 18, 2011.
Runners compete in the Saratoga Palio Melanie O'Donnell Memorial half marathon in downtown Saratoga Springs on Sept. 18, 2011.
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The loneliness of the long-distance runner does not apply to Kelly Mattison of Esperance. Mattison and some of her friends are training for 26.2-mile marathons and the long run’s little sibling, the 13.1-mile half marathon. The distance challenges — especially the junior marathon — are picking up more racing fans in the Capital Region and across America. “It takes a lot of dedication to train your body to run 26.2 miles,” said Mattison, 27, who ...


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lgoodale
July 24, 2012
8:12 a.m.

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The Saratoga Palio: Melanie Merola O'Donnell Memorial Race is September 16 this year! Register at www.thesaratogapalio.com.

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