WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) - A record number of runners have signed
up for the 14th annual Hatfield and McCoy Marathon.
Race organizer and promoter David Hatfield told the Williamson
Daily News (http://bit.ly/LtkNRt ) that 455 participants already
had pre-registered as of Monday with more expected to sign up
before the Saturday event. Last year there were 443 runners.
Hatfield says there are runners registered from more than 35
different states for either the full- or half- marathon. There are
even runners from Canada registered for the events.
The race begins Saturday morning in Goody, Ky., and runs through
Pike County, Ky., and Mingo County. W.Va.
Organizers say much of the new interest is likely because of the
recent publicity from the History channel's mini-series about the
famous feud between the Hatfields and McCoys.