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Winter marathons: Tough on both volunteers and runners

Unlike runners, it’s hard for workers to stay warm for 5 hours at their posts

Runners in the 40th Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club Winter Marathon at the University at Albany on Sunday, February 17, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Runners in the 40th Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club Winter Marathon at the University at Albany on Sunday, February 17, 2013.
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If you think running a marathon in February would be hard, try being a volunteer at one. Temperatures hovered around 20 degrees Sunday morning at the start of the 40th annual running of the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club Winter Marathon. The relentless wind made it feel much colder. But that didn’t stop 119 marathon runners from showing up at the starting line on the University at Albany’s campus, along with 61 relay teams competing ...


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