The SQUEAL : May 5, 2008
The latest and greatest news from the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
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10th Annual Flying Pig Marathon
Congratulations on being part of a record-setting Pig!
On behalf of the staff and volunteers of the 10th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, congratulations to all of you who were part of a record Flying Pig Marathon weekend! We are thrilled that you joined us for the celebration and honored with your participation. More than 22,000 were registered for the weekend events, more than 4,000 over the previous record from last year.
Check out video and photos from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon on youtube.com and facebook.com.
If you haven't checked out how you or friends did during Marathon weekend, go on line at www.flyingpigmarathon.com or at our web partner, Cincinnati.com to get the results from all the divisions.
For those of you who were at the start line Sunday morning, we thank you for your patience as the full marathon route had to be changed at the last minute because of a structure fire along the final stretch of the Marathon route. The three-alarm fire sparked about an hour and a half before the scheduled start of the Marathon, and three houses involved in the fire were destroyed. The Marathon staff thanks the Cincinnati Police and Fire departments for acting so quickly to re-route the Marathon runners, with the safety of the runners, the fire fighters and the residents at the forefront. Because of the change in the route, the course will be re-certified. According to Marathon Executive Director Iris Simpson-Bush, after the new distance is measured, "we can deduct runner's times by determining their pace and then apply it to a 26.2-mile distance. Then we will check with USATF to get it recertified." We will keep you posted on results through this website.
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