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Photos: Record-Setting Marine Corps Marathon

By ARLnow.com - ARLNow.com

Monday - 10/29/2012, 1:25pm  ET

Arlington hosted the 37th Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, bringing tens of thousands of runners and spectators to the county.

The race kicked off just before 8:00 a.m. on Route 110, just before Memorial Bridge, and wound its way through Rosslyn, up Lee Highway, down the Spout Run Parkway, into the District (for about 16 of the 26.2 miles), through Crystal City and back to the Iwo Jima Memorial. A record 23,515 runners finished the race.

Photos from the race, below and above, were taken by ARLnow.com and by Flickr pool contributors Christaki, Sarahalow and Wolfkann. A press release with information on the top finishers and other details, after the jump.

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The post-race press release from the Marine Corps Marathon:

Largest Marine Corps Marathon Hosts 23,515 Finishers

ARLINGTON, VA (Oct. 28, 2012) – In the largest participation in the event’s 37 year history, the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) welcomed 1,568 more participants then in any previous year when 23,515 runners from every state and 54 countries crossed the finish line at the Marine Corps War Memorial. U.S. Army elite runners led the pack taking the top two spots as well as the Armed Forces Team Championship.

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