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2008 Columbus Marathon October 19th

The 2008 Columbus Marathon is scheduled to take place this weekend. According to Nationwide Better Health Columbus Marathon preparations are underway.

The 2008 Columbus Marathon is two days away with a Health and Fitness Expo held today at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The Marathon is scheduled to start Sunday. Runners and walkers will be on a course that includes Bexley, German Village, Upper Arlington, and will conclude at Nationwide Arena.

Executive Director Scott Weaver says spectators can expect a huge turnout.

"We have sold out with 11,500 participants in the 1/2 and full marathon, and that starts Sunday at 7:30 in the morning, downtown Columbus on Broad and High St."

The marathon is ranked by Runner's World as one of the top 20 marathons in the United States.