As the sun rises over Minneapolis, confidence rises with it.

"This should just be a walk in the park and then I get to home and enjoy the Vikings game," said Brendan Halleron. 

"Turned 70 this year and so I'm very excited to be able to do this," said Mike Mann.

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After all every single one of these runners has been waiting for this moment and training for months.

Just in case here are some words of encouragement.

"Don't worry about what's happened in the past, don't worry what's out in front of you, just be in this moment and keep moving." said Mann.

As the horn blares and feet hit the pavement, spectators line the course from start to finish. They help drive each and every runner.

"Super excited and nervous so he gets to the end," said Anne Gullickson who watches her son Sam.

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10 or 26.2 miles later those thousands of runners push themselves to the very end.