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You’re already running 26.2 miles — what’s .1918 miles more? A lot of headache for a lot of runners, that’s what. A wrong turn by the lead vehicle between Mile 1 and 2 of this year’s marathon caused runners to run an additional two blocks before rejoining the course. To get an idea of how much this mishap messed with runners’ times, did the math — someone averaging a nine-minutes-per-mile pace had about two minutes added to their too-long course time. In the running world, that’s kind of a lot. It all turned out OK, though, because the race guys figured out the mistake and adjusted times accordingly. OK, so maybe we weren’t personally affected by this year’s marathon drama, but we sure are happy for the folks who got their times fixed — because y’all can run farther than we even like to drive. Hats off to you, you wacky running marathoners, and thank you for doing your part to help raise money for fine art programs at Charleston County schools.


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