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of runners from all over the world are in las vegas for one of the oldest marathons in the united states. ((denise valdez)) >> it's happening this weekend on the las vegas strip. tonight we have team coverage of the big event. chief meteorologist tedd florendo is in the weather center with a look at whether those runners will need to bundle up. but first, reporter brittany edney is live on las vegas boulevard and sahara where a lot of the action is taking place. ((brittany edney)) >> ted--runners will be lining up here for one of the races this weekend. with more than 40-thousand runners involved... get ready for a sea of colorful costumes, tshirts and creative outfits. i can tell you from last year, it's fun just watching from the sidelines. and participants are pouring in from all over the world.. runners from 73 countries. today, participants were still checking in and picking up race packets at the health and fitness expo. of course there was plenty of swag to check out plus technology and health information was on display too. and.. what would the rock n roll marathon be without some hit music? the goo goo goo dolls are headlining a concernt that's on saturday. runners say once you come to this event-- you're hooked. (( david martin, marathon runner "pretty much vegas is the place to come. you party like a rockstar, you run, you have fun. you see all the pretty lights, pretty guys and pretty women, whatever it is, you find your niche here and you have a blast.")) you just heard from david martin and here's a picture of him back in 2008-- when he weighed 325 pounds.. he says getting into running helped him achieve a healthy weight and lifestyle. ((brittany edney)) >> so a big congrats to david for that accomplishment and best of luck for the race. coming up at 6... we hear from runners about how they are feeling about race security for the rock n roll marathon reporting live on the las vegas strip, brittany edney, 8 news now./// ((denise valdez))



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