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Inaugural Monument Marathon attracts runners from 25 states: Nearly 400 runners test their mettle on Panhandle terrain
October 19, 2012 Jerry Purvis   

Photos by Philip Eckerberg/for the Citizen Sam Malmberg, former Scottsbluff resident, now of Eaton, Colo., won the male full marathon division, with a time of 2:53:2.

About 400 runners from across the country were in the valley this Saturday for the first Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon – and it was big success.

“Despite the weather, it was a tremendous success,” said Dayle Wallien, director of the Western Nebraska Community College Foundation and marathon coordinator. “The runners were thrilled to see the beautiful scenery.”

Wallien said the most frequent comment she re...

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