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Buffalo, New York
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Marathon Start Time: 7:30AM
Half Marathon Start Time: 8:15AM
All marathon runners will receive the official Nissan Buffalo Marathon custom designed shirt along with a race packet filled with free products and valuable coupons. All marathon runners who finish under six hours receive a commemorative finisher's medal. All half marathon runners who finish receive a commemorative finisher's medal. Post race fruit and refreshments will be provided for all runners at the finish line.

A Fast and Flat course...We have designed a new scenic course showcasing the beauty of Western New York. We feel it is a very fast course highlighting some of our finest neighborhoods. It is an excellent marathon to attempt a personal best or qualify for the Boston Marathon.

Ideal Weather...
Our weather is one of our most desirable features. Buffalo is very moderate at this time of year, making for ideal marathon running conditions. The average temperature for May 29 is 62F/17C. The average high is 71F/22C. The average low is 52F/11C.

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Marathon Race Day Tips

Once you have put in your mileage and properly trained, hopefully you will be ready to turn in that PR on race day (or be a first time finisher). Here are some tips that should help you on race day.
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Plantar Fasciitis

Experienced as heel pain when you take your first steps after getting out of bed or after sitting for a long period of time, plantar fasciitis is a running injury most frequently caused by an abnormal motion of the foot or too-tight calf muscles.
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How to Avoid The Porta Potty During a Race

We've all seen it and most of us have done it ... 30 minutes (or less) into a race athletes are already looking for a port potty. The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way. The secret is a proper hydration plan before the gun goes off, and here's how you do it.
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Year: 2007     Participation


441 men competed in the 2007 Buffalo Marathon 441 (69.2%)
    Total finishers: 637


196 women competed in the 2007 Buffalo Marathon 196 (30.8%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Jacob Chamar   Marathon Men 2:17:53 5:16  11.4 mph 
 Jessica S Allen   Marathon Women 2:56:33 6:44  8.9 mph 
 John Piggott   Marathon Masters Men 2:36:18 5:58  10.06 mph 
 Tammy Slusser   Marathon  Masters Women  3:00:46 6:54  8.7 mph 
Complete 2007 Results (All Races)
Year: 2006     Participation


435 men competed in the 2006 Buffalo Marathon 435 (70.8%)
    Total finishers: 614


179 women competed in the 2006 Buffalo Marathon 179 (29.2%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Jynocel Basweti   Marathon Men 2:19:15 5:19  11.29 mph 
 Lynn Dempsey   Marathon Women 3:02:31 6:58  8.61 mph 
 Karl Haeussler   Marathon Masters Men 2:45:35 6:19  9.49 mph 
 Tammy Slusser   Marathon  Masters Women  3:10:21 7:16  8.26 mph 
Complete 2006 Results (All Races)
Year: 2005     Participation


378 men competed in the 2005 Buffalo Marathon 378 (69.2%)
    Total finishers: 546


168 women competed in the 2005 Buffalo Marathon 168 (30.8%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Moses Cheserek   Marathon Men 2:23:12 5:28  10.98 mph 
 Lete Berhe   Marathon Women 2:47:48 6:24  9.37 mph 
 John Van Kerkhove    Marathon Masters Men 2:45:13 6:18  9.51 mph 
 Tammy Slusser    Marathon  Masters Women  3:00:26 6:53  8.71 mph 
Complete 2005 Results (All Races)
Year: 2004     Participation


533 men competed in the 2004 Buffalo Marathon 533 (73.2%)
    Total finishers: 728


195 women competed in the 2004 Buffalo Marathon 195 (26.8%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Kassamun Kabiso   Marathon Men 2:25:50 5:34  10.78 mph 
 Leslie J. Carson   Marathon Women 2:57:32 6:47  8.85 mph 
 David R. Brooks   Marathon Masters Men 2:36:46 5:59  10.03 mph 
 Leslie J. Carson   Marathon  Masters Women  2:57:32 6:47  8.85 mph 
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Clubs and Groups
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 Club or Team Name   City  State   More Info 
 Willie Hutch Jones Track Club  Buffalo NY club info
 WNY Track & Field Cross Country Officials Assoc.  Buffalo NY club info
 2nd Wind Track Club  East Islip NY club info
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 BNL Running Club  Upton NY club info
 Bohemia Track Club  Bohemia NY club info
 Bronx International Express T.C.  Ossining NY club info
 Capital District Road Runners Club  Albany NY club info
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 Chautauqua Striders  Jamestown NY club info
 Clarence Alumni Runners  Clarence NY club info
 Clifton Park Track Club  Clifton Park NY club info
 Club Athletico Mexicano DE N.Y.  New York NY club info
 CMA's Chatham Gold  Chatam NY club info
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