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150220-N-ZZ145-8137.jpg Photo By: MC1 Monica McCoy

May 19, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 071028-N-0502M-107 WASHINGTON (Oct. 28, 2007) - More than 22,000 participants participate in the 2007 Marine Corps Marathon. Tamrat Ayalew, of Ethiopia, was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 2:22:18. The first Marine Corps Marathon began in 1976 with nearly 2,000 participants. It is the largest marathon in the world that does not offer prize money, earning its nickname, �The People's Marathon.� U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monica McCoy (RELEASED)


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