A Look Back: 2008 National Marathon

Take a look back at some of the images from the 2008 National Marathon.

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If you know of the National Marathon, you've seen this scene several times: Michael Wardian winning it all. But check out some other images from the 2008 race.
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Thousands swarm the starting line bright and early on race day.
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Does this remind anyone else of the Beltway at rush hour?
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The spectator area is just as packed in some spots along the courrse.
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Eventually the pack thins out.
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Once it does, runners can start to enjoy the view.
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Jason Jones for NBC
Running past the monuments makes the race one of the nation's best.
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Much like a monument, RFK Stadium gives runners more motiviation.
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Look out for the Congressmen! Run!
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Do other marathons include history lessons like this?
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Showing off his international pride.
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A bit of an incline never hurt anyone... too bad.
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Another gorgeous view along the route.
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All the pain is worth it in moments like these.
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Can you envision crossing the finish line? Perhaps it's time to sign up for the next race...
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