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The ING Hartford Marathon Starts Saturday Morning

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When: Saturday, 8 a.m.

Where: Bushnell Park, Hartford

Races: Marathon, half marathon, 5K, marathon relay, kids K (starts at 9:30 a.m.)

Forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66 degrees

Race Expo: Runs Thursday and Friday at the XL Center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Activities include fun run and “Marathon Man” book-signing with Newington‘s Bill Rodgers, starting at noon Friday

Registration: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the XL Center. No race-day registration

Prize money: $3,000 to the marathon winners, with a $1,000 bonus for the race record

Defending champions: Marathon — Abiyot Endale, Ethiopia, 2:15:35 (race record); Hilary Dionne, Charlestown, Mass., 2:40:34. Half marathon — Philemon Terer, Kenya, 1:05:42; Stephanie Reilly, Ireland, 1:15:40. 5K — Sam Alexander, New Britain, 15:28; Jeanne Mack, Bristol, R.I., 18:03

Record holders: Marathon — Abiyot Endale, Ethiopia, 2:15:35, 2012; Ramilia Barangulova, Russia, 2:33:26, 2003. Half marathon — Benedict Ako, Tanzania, 1:03:37, 1999; Kim Smith, New Zealand, 1:11:18, 2011; 5K — Erik Nedeau, Belchertown, Mass., 15:03, 2001; Amy Nedeau, Belchertown, Mass., 16:47, 2003

For more information: http://www.hartfordmarathon.com

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