Medals and drinks await marathon participants

September 7, 2009 | 4:09 p.m. CDT
Medals, Gatorade and water await the runners who complete the 50th Annual Heart of America marathon, on Monda. Most runners prefer water because it's not as sweet, said Carl Schulte. Schulte, whose parents were founding members of the Columbia Track Club, flew in from Irvine, Calif., to volunteer for the race and has been part of the race for about 38 years.

RELATED STORIES: PHOTO GALLERY: 50th Annual Heart of America marathon