Many laced up the running shoes on a hot, sunny day Sunday for the Omaha Marathon.
The annual event had a variety of race lengths including a 5K, 10K, half-marathon and marathon. And although the course is supposed to be flat and fast, some runners felt it was an added challenge with the heat.
"My hope was to qualify for the Boston Marathon," one runner said, "but it was pretty hot today so I started cramping, I was just glad to finish, but I felt okay."
Jerry Fawley, 23, won the men's race with a time of 2:46:26 and Emily Schoenfeld, also 23, won the women's division with a time of 3:18:33.
Part of the registration fees will benefit Partnership 4 Kids, which is a mentoring program for at-risk youth.