Marathon begins new era with two days of race events
Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013 12:00 am
Rachel Benzoni is used to running alone, but this weekend during the Omaha Marathon the 25-year-old will be one of roughly 4,200 runners racing through the city.
The event’s new owners estimate that nearly five times as many people will participate in three years. Race director Mark Wilson said organizers hope to attract 20,000 runners in 2016, which would eclipse the Lincoln Marathon as the state’s most popular long-distance event.
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Friday, September 20, 2013 12:00 am.