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Philadelphia Marathon

The first runners push off the starting line for the 2013 Philly Marathon at 7:00 a.m. on November 17, 2013. Check out profiles of inspiring local runners, race photos, interviews with the winners, and more.

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Philadelphia Marathon. Take a look back at past winners of the event and be sure to check out all the latest news in our section.
Record breakers are only part of the story of Philadelphia Marathon race weekend. Here's a sampling of some quirkier competitors we met at Sunday's 2013 GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon finish line. (Photos and captions by Rob Senior and Kelly O'Shea of Philly.com)
Starting and ending on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 2013 Philadelphia Marathon took runners all around the city on a cloudy Sunday, November 17, 2013.
An inside look at the 2013 Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 17.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Philadelphia Marathon. Take a look back at past races and be sure to check out all the latest news in our section.
The Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon has become a mega event for the city, drawing runners from around the world - quite a feat considering its humble...
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