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Record Number of Runners Participate in Bayshore Marathon

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Thousands of runners have been anxiously waiting and training for the Bayshore Marathon for months and they finally had their chance to compete this morning.

A record number of marathon runners participated today in Traverse City.

Families and friends gathered on the sidelines to cheer on their loved ones on this perfect race day.

The route went along Old Mission Peninsula and finished on the Traverse City Central High School track.

Many of the spectators say they won't let the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon keep them away from the race. The Bayshore Marathon director says they brought in more police officers and even a K-9 Unit this year to take extra precautions.

9&10's Katie Boomgaard was at the race and has more details.