Marathon unveils its "Finisher's" medals

LITTLE ROCK - The Little Rock Marathon is unveiling its 2014 finisher's medals as it makes preparations for another "sell out" event. The event will once again reach its maximum number of participants,15,000.

The 12th Annual Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend is slated for February 28 - March 2 in downtown Little Rock and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation.

"Athletes come from around the world to earn our medal when they cross the finish line," said race chairman Nancy Green. "On race day, only a few athletes are crowned winners. We want each of the finishers to feel like a winner when they finish and we put our medal around their neck. When it is all said and done, the one thing so many finishers cherish is their medal. "

The 2014 family of finisher medals feature the "EPIC" super hero theme, as well as the race director's "smooch." According to Green, the marathon medal is 8 1/4 inches, weighs more than 2 1/2 pounds and features a custom ribbon. It is the biggest medal the race has produced to date.

The half marathon finisher's medal is 4 inches and weighs slightly more than 14 ounces.

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