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Huge crowds congregated downtown near So. Alamo and E. Market to cheer on more than 30,000 runners, walkers, and bicyclists as they took aim against cancer.
The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half Marathon kicked off to cheers of encouragement Sunday morning at 7:30. It would take officials what seemed like an hour to release 31 corrals of eager runners. To urge the athletes forward, 45 live bands and 30 cheer squads performed along the 26.2 mile course (13.1 miles if you did the half marathon, and 22 miles if you did it on wheels.) The final leg of the marathon curved around the Alamodome where friends, family and well-wishers joined runners and bikers for a blacktop party featuring Vince Neil. Proceeds benefited the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a non-profit organization dedicated to putting an end to breast cancer once and for all.

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