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Tallahassee runners conquer 46th Annual Marathon

Posted at 6:40 AM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 09:20:19-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — No rest this Sunday for the nearly 1,200 people who hit the pavement in the Tallahassee Marathon.

The marathon is a tradition that's brought people out for the past 46 years.

So a few members of the ABC 27 team decided to join the race to the finish line.

The ABC 27 team and runners from across the Big Bend fired up for the 46th annual Tallahassee marathon.

Loranne Ausley and her friends made the run in honor of A friend Ron Yeto who died of cancer.

"It's hard. Lots of hills but you can't run in Tallahassee without hills if you're really goping to see the community,' said Ausley.

For others like criminal defense lawyer relay racer Jessica Yeary this marathon is an escape.

"In our line of work, it's great to have some sort of safe out. For me, that's running and working out," Yeary.

Even for those not in the race.

It's an exciting day to be out cheering on the runners.

Or being a volunteer like Sheryl Webster helping people stay hydrated.

"It's wonderful to watch people do this. It does take a lot of effort, takes a lot of community support but it's worth it. Well worth it," said Webster.

While some went the distance running the a full marathon for others the half was more than enough.

Overall, everyone was pumped to be part of a community and a city of runners who know the importance of never giving up.