KEY WEST (CBSMiami) – Runners to your marks.  Nearly 2,000 runners pounded the pavement early Sunday morning at the Key West Half-Marathon.

Most of the field competed in the half-marathon, while some 500 participants traversed a shorter 5K course.

The race through Key West’s historic Old Town and scenic waterfront is in its 15th year.

Acclaimed as one of the United States’ top winter half-marathons, the event typically attracts participants from throughout the United States and several other countries to compete in Key West’s balmy January climate.



The Florida Keys News Bureau contributed to this report.


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