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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The 19th Annual Maine Marathon kicked off Sunday morning and thousands of people hit the course.

3,500 people from across the Country registered for the race.

It all started at Baxter Boulevard in Portland and stretched along Route 88 to Yarmouth and included a marathon, half-marathon and walkers event.

Jeremy Alder of New York City defended his marathon title and Maine native Nick Wheeler won the half-marathon.

In the women's division, Jennifer Jorgenson of Glastonbury, CT took the title with a time of 3:00:55.  Katherine Marshall, from Bellaire, TX, won the half-marathon with a time of 1:23:39.

There was one wheelchair racer, Steve Kruger from Atlanta.  He finished in 4:15:19.

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