Friday, January 6, 2012

Mérida celebrates its 470th birthday

Mérida, the capital of Yucatán, is 470 years young. It was founded January 6, 1542 by Francisco de Montejo. A brief history and overview is available at,_Yucat%C3%A1n. The city will host a marathon Sunday (Jan. 8), which supposedly will feature several well-known Kenyan professionals. Organizers hope for up to 2,500 runners, many of whom will opt for the far less demanding 10K. The cool mornings we're having should make for perfect conditions at race time.

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