37th Annual Detroit Free Press Marathon (Gallery)
Following another successful Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon, runners are icing sore feet.
About 27,000 people took part in Sunday’s event, unique because it’s one of the very few marathons around the world that crosses an international border twice. The race starts on Front St. in Detroit, makes its way westward to the Ambassador Bridge before heading easterly through Windsor to the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel. This year, 5,503 people ran the full 26.2mi (42km) marathon, while 14,195 ran the international half marathon which is 13.1mi (21km).
Timmon Clark was among hundreds who cheered on the athletes along Riverside Dr. W in Windsor. She was waiting for her mother. “She’s been running a long time. She’s just never done a marathon,” she says. “Her friend from work signed up, so she was like, ‘I’m going to do it too.'”
There were also 42 hand-cyclists and three wheelchair racers taking part.