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Half-marathon grows in popularity

Length of race appeals to both new, experienced distance runners

The sun illuminates the Hudson River, the fall foliage and a runner partcipating in the Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon in October 2013.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
The sun illuminates the Hudson River, the fall foliage and a runner partcipating in the Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon in October 2013.
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United States race finishers: 2013: 19.025 million; 10.844 million women, 8.12 million men 2012: 15.534 million; 8.699 million women, 6.835 million men Half-marathon finishers: 2013: 1.96 million 2012: 1.85 million Source: RunningUSA Patrick Wilson finished his first marathon in the cold. After trying, and failing, to complete the Vermont City Marathon in 2011, he signed up for the Hudson Mohawk River Winter Marathon at the University of Albany in 2013 and finished the race on ...

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