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Binghamton Bridge Run Draws Hundreds

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

Nearly 1,300 people competed in Binghamton's 8th Annual Bridge Run this Sunday, which included a half marathon, a 5K, and a relay race. The half marathon began at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K began at 10 a.m. Participants ran over four bridges and underneath one. 

The event drew runners from over 21 states.Jennifer Conway, President and CEO of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, said the run is important not just for athletes, but the community as a whole.

"It brings people downtown on Sunday where people typically aren't there. After the run we have our cool down where people are going downtown and eating, so our restaurants are filled on a Sunday afternoon. It really is a great economic impact as well as promoting our community." - Jennifer Conway, President and CEO, Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce

Binghamton University freshman Michael Totaro came in first place for the 5K race. This was Totaro's first 5K race.

" I had a lot of nerves coming into the race but it was a really good experience overall and I'm glad I kind of tested out something new. For the last half mile I kind of realized, 'I got this, I can win it' so I really tried to pick it up a little bit." - Michael Totaro