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Colorado Marathon 2012 Preview: Race Set For This Weekend In Fort Collins

The 2012 Colorado Marathon is coming up this weekend.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25:  Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia wins the Elite Mens Marathon during the 2010 Virgin London Marathon on April 25, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia wins the Elite Mens Marathon during the 2010 Virgin London Marathon on April 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
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The Colorado Marathon, which is run annually in Fort Collins, CO, was established since 2002. The 2012 marathon will take place this weekend, with runners competing in a range of difference distance races ranging from 5k (3.1 miles) to the full 26.2 miles.

The Colorado Marathon, a Boston qualifier, is the fastest and most scenic marathon in Colorado.

Those who run the full marathon will end up descending over 1,100 feet -- the course begins at an elevation of 6,108 feet and ends at an elevation of 4,981 feet.

In 2011, a total of 986 people finished the marathon, with male winner Steve Folkerts completing the course in 2:29:30. The fastest female finished the course in 3:03:20 and the average finisher needed 4:20:03 to complete the race.

For updates on results, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more information about the event this weekend, visit the Colorado Marathon's official website.

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