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Albany half marathon winner says crowd support was motivation

Wes Hargrove, Half Marathon Winner Wes Hargrove, Half Marathon Winner
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Hundreds of runners from around the world laced up their shoes for the 2015 Albany Marathon.

1500 runners started at Front Street near the Albany Civic Center. Hundreds of spectators cheered on the runners as they made their way to the finish line behind the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau. Wes Hargrove from Columbus won the half marathon and says the crowd support kept him motivated.

"It was good,” said Wes Hargrove, Half Marathon Winner. “Albany just has a great race, a lot of support out on the course. It hurts as you go on but getting here with all of the support at the finish line makes it all worth it."

The runners were supported by 1700 volunteers who helped with water stations and served as road marshals.

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