Hundreds Participate in Meridian's First Marathon

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Hundreds gathered for the Queen City's first marathon on Saturday morning.

The Leo Run to Remember kicked off at 7:00 a.m. 260 runners participated in the event. There was a half and full marathon. The full marathon consisted of 26.2 miles. The course started at Northeast Park and traveled through downtown Meridian, ending up back at Northeast Park for the finish.

"We had runners from all over the United States, some as far as New York, we had some as far as Texas," organizer Tim Irvine said. "We wanted to put Mississippi on their list of 50 States. We're proud to have them choose the Leo Marathon for that purpose."

Proceeds from the race will go to help Alzheimer's research and other organizations.