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Cleveland Marathon

Now that the snow has finally stopped — we suspect — and the ice has finally melted — we can only assume — you can start training for the Cleveland Marathon at last. You and everybody else. It's always sort of a treat, on the first sunny day of the year, to see the thirtysomethings emerge from their homes like hibernating bears, decked out in stretch pants and assorted neon gear. This year's 26.2-mile race will avoid the east side entirely and course through the west-side suburbs. The run is always a blast and proceeds go to support cancer. You can't argue with that. This year's race will take place on May 18, bright and early.

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