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A Seat in the Bleachers: In today's world, safe is better than sorry

Monday, November 11, 2013
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One way or another, the 38th annual Gazette Stockade-athon 15k was going to break a record for participation on Sunday.
Based on the number of pre-entries (over 2,000) and a reliably calculable percentage of no-shows (10 percent), the race was in solid position to crush last year’s record of 1,639, and did so.
What no one in the field of 1,863 finishers realized, though, was how close this year’s Stockade-athon came to breaking a different record — for fewest finishers.

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