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Snickers Marathon 2022 brings in $650,000 of economic impact

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – The Albany Snickers Marathon was held on Saturday with a record amount of race signups.

People from all over were just excited to be back after a long period of COVID.

”We are from Panama City,” says Kim Allen of Pensacola Running Club.

”I am from Smiths Station, Alabama. It’s about an hour and a half two hours depending on how fast you drive,” says Jaxon Prins, a freshman in college.

A proud spectator captures the moment at the finish line(WALB)

Runners from 36 other states ran in the Snickers Marathon this year. And the winner of the race? He came from a different country.

Having the race was a relief for Alex Ekesa.

He says he’s struggled to find races in America to participate in over the last few years.

”Unfortunately, most of the races I have was supposed to take part in helping canceled because of the pandemic,” he says. Although his best time was seven minutes faster, he still enjoyed the race….

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