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Thousands of runners took off in Manchester Road Race

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Runners participate in 79th annual Manchester Road Race. (WFSB) Runners participate in 79th annual Manchester Road Race. (WFSB)
MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) -

Folks in Manchester gathered together on Thursday morning to kick off the 79th annual Manchester Road Race.

More than 1,000 runners took off on the nearly 5-mile long race at 10 a.m. on Main Street.

Spectators of all ages took to the streets to cheer them on.

Will Geoghegan from Eugene, Or. Finished the race. His time was 21:33.

Diane Nukuri was the first woman finisher at 24:20.

Glastonbury native Donn Cabral came in second place.

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