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Would you walk 26.2 miles in their shoes?

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Chester Kalb, 63, shows his awards after finishing the Mt. Rushmore Marathon. (Photo courtesy of Chester Kalb)

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Marathon walker Yolanda Holder, 51, crosses the finish line after the Little Rock Marathon, March 15, 2009. (Photo courtesy of Yolanda Holder)

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Maryann Ramirez, 48, sets her personal best of 5:44 at the Desert Classic Marathon on Jan. 31, 2009, in Phoenix. (Photo from Maryann Ramirez)

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The start of the 10th annual San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. (Photo courtesy of David Cruz)

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You don't have to be a runner to compete in a marathon. Many walkers are now going the distance. And they have the blisters to show for it.


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