Ohio's Air Force Marathon sets registration record

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Organizers of Ohio's Air Force Marathon say they set a one-day registration record for the event with more than 5,000 people signing up on New Year's Day.

Marathon Director Rob Aguiar also predicts the race will sell out by the end of April, ahead of last year's sell-out in May.

The Dayton Daily News reports Thursday (http://bit.ly/VycHk6 ) that organizers offered a one-day online discount Tuesday to attract runners to sign up early for the marathon or half-marathon on Sept. 21 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and a 5K race on Sept. 20 at Wright State University.

Organizers raised the number of total runners to 15,000 last year because of growing demand.

The event is in its 17th year.

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Online: http://www.usafmarathon.com/

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com