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Hundreds participate in 11th annual Yakima River Canyon Marathon

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SEALH, Wash. – Hundreds came out for the 11th annual Yakima River Canyon Marathon Saturday morning starting in Ellensburg and working their way south.

Runners enjoyed the sunshine throughout the day but there were strong winds along the path as well. The marathon ends just outside of Selah at the south end of the canyon. The event is managed out of the Selah Civic Center during the day.

"A lot of people who are trying to run a marathon in every state, from the 50 states marathon club," said Lenore Dolphin, an organizer for the event. "They tell the others this is the one to run for Washington."

The marathon has steadily built its reputation across the state and country over the past ten years. It attracts many people from outside the Yakima Valley.

The number of runners was down slightly this year compared to 2010 but with more than 500 people participating, it was a larger turnout than most years.

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