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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 7:00am

2nd Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Called Success

Savannah officials say the city's second Rock 'n' Roll Marathon was a fist-pumping success.

Organizers say more than 17,000 runners competed in the 26.2-mile race — and it's much more forgiving half-marathon — through the oak-shaded squares and historic neighborhoods of Georgia's oldest city on Saturday.

Jeff Mescal of Hebron, Ind., was the full marathon men's winner with a time of two hours, 43 minutes and four seconds. Jill Horst of Rome, Ga., was the women's winner for the second year in a row with a time of two hours, 52 minutes and five seconds.

Savannah is the smallest of 26 cities on the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon's U.S. tour. The event will return next year for the final race of a three-year deal.