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2nd Savannah Rock 'n' Roll Marathon called success

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SAVANNAH, Ga. -

Savannah officials say the city's second Rock `n' Roll Marathon was a fist-pumping success.
 
Organizers say more than 17,000 runners competed in the 26.2-mile race -- and it's much more forgiving half-marathon -- through the oak-shaded squares and historic neighborhoods of Georgia's oldest city on Saturday.
 
Jeff Mescal of Hebron, Ind., was the full marathon men's winner with a time of two hours, 43 minutes and four seconds. Jill Horst of Rome, Ga., was the women's winner for the second year in a row with a time of two hours, 52 minutes and five seconds.
 
Savannah is the smallest of 26 cities on the Rock `n' Roll Marathon's U.S. tour. The event will return next year for the final race of a three-year deal.

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