Pittsburgh Marathon training begins after 2-year absence – CBS Pittsburgh

By: Patrick Damp/KDKA-TV

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the runners are stretching, getting their bearings and preparing for one of the biggest weekends in the city of Pittsburgh.

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Training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon began Saturday as marathon organizers held a free practice run at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side.

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“Whatever your fitness level, we want to make movement fun and easy, and today’s event is a way for P3R to support runners on their journey leading up to the weekend of racing,” said Troy Schooley, CEO of P3R. “Our riders continue to inspire us with their determination and all the miles they cover to get to the start line. After two years of virtual events, the finish line is going to be even more special this year, and we can’t wait to celebrate with them.

Over 300 runners gathered on the south side to warm up, get tips and prepare for the race.

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The Pittsburgh Marathon weekend is scheduled for April 30-May 1 and if you want to register or get training tips with the race just around the corner, you can do so at Marathon website on this link!

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