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Savannah's Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Attracts More Than 18,000 Runners

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More than 18,000 runners laced up their shoes and pushed themselves to the max Saturday for the Rock ‘N' Roll marathon. While some runners chose to complete the half marathon, others went the full 26.2 length.

Runners came from near and far to see how much they could push themselves.

"It's on my bucket list so I wanted to go ahead and knock it out when I'm young," said runner Vonnetta Epps.

While some runners trained for months for their first race, others have been doing this for a while.

"This will be number 25," said runner Amy Wang.

As runners made their way through Savannah they had a lot of encouragement from family and friends who lined the streets. Once the end was in sight, runners got their second wind, like full marathon winner Eric McDonald. McDonald said the cheers from the crowds really helped.

"The people are really just giving you like inspirational sayings, basically the whole time you are passing them, so that was obviously a huge help," said McDonald.

One runner said he recommends a lot of training for those who want to participate in the marathon next year.

If you would like to look up race results click here: http://running.competitor.com/live-results#b=na&v=ptrack

 

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