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More than 4,000 participate in 2014 Palm Beach Marathon


WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Thousands of runners took to the streets Sunday morning for the 11th annual Eau Palm Beach Marathon and Fun run. Many running for a cause and raising money for cures.

Micki Fetterman and her teammates cheered on a crowd of runners passing by. “They're running for a higher purpose, not just a race, but for the cure,” she said.

Her purpose, to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Micki's grandmother died from Lymphoma. She's volunteered with the society for the last 15 years.

Fetterman said, “I have a number of people on our rope of hope that I know that have either battled and lost their battle or are currently fighting the battle.”

Whatever the cause, more than 4,000 turned out to run in the marathon Sunday.

Running conditions were nearly perfect with cooler temperatures. Dr. Tony Merello said, ”It keeps them from dehydrating more quickly. That's really the main thing. But it'll keep he cramps away. Again, let them perform a little bit better.”

Micki, who sat out this year because of an injury, said showing up and supporting others is all that matters. “My mission was to raise awareness, raise money and I did that, so the medal is just something that I don't really need,” she said.

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