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Photos: Runners take to the streets for the 2012 Eugene Marathon



Over 8,000 runners and walkers took to the streets of Eugene for the 2012 Eugene Marathon and Half-Marathon. The race started and ended at Hayward Field, weaving its way south then out along the Willamette River before the runners returned. The overall winner was Mike Wisniewski, 33, of Coravllis, with a time of 2:20:41. The women’s leader, Allison Howard, 32, of San Francisco, finished in a time of 2:53:07.

Michael Wisniewski, 33 of Corvallis, OR, crosses the finish line of the 2012 Eugene Marathon with a time of 2:20:41. This was Wisniewski's fourth marathon and third finish. (Jeff Matarrese/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Allison Howard, 32 of San Francisco, runs down the final stretch of the 2012 Eugene Marathon on Sunday, April 29. Howard was the first woman to cross the line with a time of 2:53:07. "It was great, everything went perfectly," said a smiling Howard after completing the race. (Jeff Matarrese/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Supporters pack Hayward Field on Sunday, April 29, 2012 to cheer on participants in the 2012 Eugene Marathon. (Jeff Matarrese/Oregon Daily Emerald)

2012 Eugene Marathon overall winner Mike Wisniewski interviewed after his race. This was Wisniewski's second victory, his first was in Anchorage, AK in 2009. (Jeff Matarrese/Oregon Daily Emerald)

2012 Eugene Marathon women's champion Allison Howard smiles after her victory. This was Howard's fifth marathon and first win. (Jeff Matarrese/Oregon Daily Emerald)

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