The marathon has quickly become a "must attend" event for runners.A beautiful morning was a great start to the Kroll's Diner Marathon Saturday in Bismarck. (9/17)

It was a bit cool for the start of the race at 7:30, but quickly warmed to 74 degrees by 11 a.m.

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The annual event is attended by thousands of locals of visitors from the state and neighboring states. The marathon has quickly become an well attended event for runners.

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Traffic was diverted all morning through Bismarck and Mandan as walkers, runners and athlete's competed in the marathon.