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Combining races with a family vacation is becoming more and more popular among runners and triathletes.
Many of us look forward to spring as a time when we can shed our winter coats and don those long-forgotten sunglasses once again.
But for runners like Anne Halaby of New York, spring is just the start of another race season.
Halaby, part of PowerBar Team Elite, has completed more than 35 marathons and participated in races in 20 different states. This April, she will travel to Paris with more than 40,000 others to participate in the Marathon de Paris, a 26-mile race through the heart of the city.
And lie under the Eiffel Tower at night.
Halaby and thousands of runners like her are combining a vacation with a destination race in a scenic locale.