Marathon crowds good for businesses - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Marathon crowds good for businesses

Posted: Updated:
Posted By: Camila Orti
corti@klkntv.com

Lincoln is buzzing with business thanks to an eventful weekend.

The 37th Annual Lincoln Marathon and Half-Marathon kicks off at 7 a.m. Sunday. The race is notorious for attracting runners from every corner of the United States and beyond. Organizers estimate about 1,500 entrants are from out-of-state, some come from even further.

"This'll be my 17th Lincoln full, ran the first one in 1989," Arkansas National Guard member, James Mann, said. He says he always looks forward to running in Lincoln.

"It's supported really well, there's a good fan base along the course," Mann said.

For professional runner Stanley Leleito, Sunday's half-marathon is extra special. The 29-year-old is originally from Kenya, and he says it will be his first race back in the U.S. since 2007. Leleito has big plans.

"I'm expecting to win and run a good time tomorrow, I'm looking to run 64 [minutes], one hour four minutes," Leleito said.

For those not familiar with running times, that's faster than 5-minute-mile pace.

But no matter how fast or slow, local hotels, restaurants and other downtown businesses are thrilled with the weekend running crowd. Several hotels say they've sold out or nearly sold out of every single room.

"We have a very busy night ahead of us and the majority of those rooms are due to the marathon that's being run here in Lincoln," Hilton Garden Inn General Mgr. Roland Morgan said.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police respond to trespassing report, leads to altercation

    Police respond to trespassing report, leads to altercation

    Police respond to trespassing report, leads to altercation

    Posted By: BriAna Campbell bcampbell@klkntv.com Police responded to a call of a man knocking on people's doors, trying to get in, at 110 W. E Street around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The man later entered someone's garage. When police arrived, the man began to fight with them.  After a brief fight, they were able to contain him and no officers were injured.  Police called for a medical unit for the man from injuries from the altercation with police. Right now, the situ...

    More >>

    Posted By: BriAna Campbell bcampbell@klkntv.com Police responded to a call of a man knocking on people's doors, trying to get in, at 110 W. E Street around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The man later entered someone's garage. When police arrived, the man began to fight with them.  After a brief fight, they were able to contain him and no officers were injured.  Police called for a medical unit for the man from injuries from the altercation with police. Right now, the situ...

    More >>
  • Late night stabbing sends one to the hospital

    Late night stabbing sends one to the hospital

    Posted By: BriAna Campbell bcampbell@klkntv.com Shortly after midnight on Thursday morning, officers were called to the 1600 block of Prospect St. to reports of a stabbing. What they found when they arrived caused them to call a medical assistance to the scene. "The first officer that arrived found two male parties that had been involved in a physical fight in the front yard.  One of them had sustained two stab wounds to his inner thigh," said Captain Ryan Dale of th...

    More >>

    Posted By: BriAna Campbell bcampbell@klkntv.com Shortly after midnight on Thursday morning, officers were called to the 1600 block of Prospect St. to reports of a stabbing. What they found when they arrived caused them to call a medical assistance to the scene. "The first officer that arrived found two male parties that had been involved in a physical fight in the front yard.  One of them had sustained two stab wounds to his inner thigh," said Captain Ryan Dale of th...

    More >>
  • Lincoln man makes Auburn teenagers prom night special

    Lincoln man makes Auburn teenagers prom night special

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News Auburn high schoolers Abbey Clark and Damien Johnson have always been a good team. "She's kind of awesome and she's my best friend," Johnson said of Abbey. "They complement each other really well," their teacher Mandi Noel said. "Damien's super social and Abbey is fiercely independent." They went to prom last year, so when Johnson asked Clark again, she said it was a no brainer to say yes. &...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News Auburn high schoolers Abbey Clark and Damien Johnson have always been a good team. "She's kind of awesome and she's my best friend," Johnson said of Abbey. "They complement each other really well," their teacher Mandi Noel said. "Damien's super social and Abbey is fiercely independent." They went to prom last year, so when Johnson asked Clark again, she said it was a no brainer to say yes. &...More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.