On Marathon Sunday, six St. James students journeyed into the heart of East Falls to cheer on the 25,000+ participants running the Philadelphia Marathon. Armed with oranges, gatorade, hoola hoops and enthusiastic voices, students supported thousands of runners who were heading south on Kelly Drive with just over four miles to the finish line. The students were enthralled by the professional athletes at the head of the pack–some running up to 11 miles per hour–and provided much needed encouragement to the runners near the end who would stop to stretch out a cramp and stay to eat some oranges.

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