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NEWSWIRE: Why the @Marine_Marathon ran out of finishers medals:

For many Marine Corps Marathon runners, a race highlight is having the finisher's medal draped around their neck by a Marine. That feel-good moment wasn't available to about 300 of the marathon's slowest finishers on Sunday because the race ran out of medals. This year's marathon had an unofficial finisher count of 23,481, just shy of last year's record of 23,519. But that wasn't the reason for the medal shortage, race spokeswoman Tami Faram told Runner's World Newswire . Instead, a couple of factors combined to make the race run out of medals for the first time in its 38-year history. First, the marathon sent hundreds of medals to Afghanistan for the shadow marathon that's been run there the last several years. Those medals were shipped about a month before race day. Second, some medals arrived at the marathon's offices damaged during shipping. There wasn't enough time to...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/marine-corps-marathon-r...

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