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Thousands of Runners to Participate in Moscow Marathon on Sunday

Thousands of runners are expected to race through the heart of Moscow.

Thousands of Muscovites and runners from other cities and countries are expected to race through the heart of Moscow during the capital's marathon this Sunday.

The second edition of the Moscow Marathon will have participants run a classic 42.2-kilometer distance past Moscow's main landmarks — including the Moscow City complex, the Kremlin, the Garden Ring boulevard, the city's main Tverskaya Ulitsa, and other hotspots.

Less fanatical runners can take an alternate 10-kilometer route instead.

According to the marathon's website more than 11,000 runners have already signed up for the race, which is set to kick off at 9 a.m. at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

Streets included in the marathon will be closed off for traffic for the duration of the event, the organizers said.

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