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(KSL News) -- Marathon runners now have an extra six weeks to train, that is if they're planning on doing Salt Lake City's 26 miles.
Race organizers announced today they're moving the marathon from April to June 3rd. They say although the weather cooperated the first two years, April showers could become a problem.
Greg Reid, Salt Lake Marathon Race Director: "We wanted to avoid any potential weather challenges, and by doing this we're giving ourselves more time to train for the Salt Lake City marathon."
City leaders hope moving the race to June 3rd will increase tourism dollars and encourage more out-of-state runners to make a summer vacation out of the trip.
Organizers have also added a half-marathon for 2006.