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The driver was on 21 Street and Ben Franklin Parkway, and its way to the Old Town in the race of 26.2 miles an autumn morning. The public is in full force to follow-see around 20,000 runners through the historic streets of Philadelphia.
Thousands of runners laced up for the 16th annual Philadelphia marathon on Sunday. More than 20,000 runners participated in the marathon which was held in the historic streets of Philadelphia. The runners raced for a 26.2 miles long track which covered the central city, the bank of river Manayunk, and the Universal City. For the half-marathon, more than 8,000 runners registered themselves while 2,000 runners registered for the 8 kilometers race.
There were 20 Cheer Zones installed in the marathon track and live performances were made by musical bands like Philly’s KiXX and Mummer’s String band. It is expected that the 2009 Philadelphia marathon will bring $ 10 million. The money will be used to aid the city economy and to fund seven local charity organizations. The road users are advised to avoid the race tracks or otherwise be prepared for big delays. The marathon routes were closed at 6 a.m. and were re-opened at 4 p.m.
Philadelphia Marathon – A Short History
The Philadelphia Independence Marathon was first held in 1954. It has been held as an annual event since then and is organized by the city of Philadelphia. The marathon is usually held on the third week of November each year. The marathon track, which is sanctioned by the USA Track & Field, is 26.2 miles long. It begins and ends at the Philadelphia Museum of Arts. There is a separate 8 km in the marathon and registration for both the races is done separately. The winners of marathon are awarded by several cash prizes worth $ 3500 or less.
The event also serves as a qualifying race for the entry in the Boston Marathon for the participants over time to the standards brackets by age group to meet.
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