More than 1500 people finished events that included the marathon, Half Marathon, 10K Classic, 5K Fun Run and Walk, 2km Kids' Dash and the Mascot Race as part of the 2019 Garmin Tauranga Marathon on Saturday. As supporters lined the course to cheer on the athletes who braved warm weather to cross the finish line of their races, it was a man, who had never run a marathon event before who was the first person to complete the main event. It was a bucket list race that he was motivated to enter after his son was born just a few

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