Recreation Sports

[PHOTOS] Runners Pound Wet Pavement in E.C. Marathon

competitors raced 26.2 miles through a rainy Eau Claire

photos by Branden Nall |

The Eau Claire Marathon returned to its traditional spring schedule this year, and that meant some wet, chilly late spring weather for racers Sunday, April 30. The 26.2-mile race began at 7am Sunday at Phoenix Park, following a route that wound its way around the city before ending on nearby Graham Avenue. The winner among the 432 finishers was 22-year-old Hayden Fredrickson, who finished in 2:31:42. Hundreds of runners also took part in the marathon relay, in a half marathon, and in 10K, 5K, and other events. Learn more about the race at

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