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More than 21,500 pairs of feet are expected to hit the streets on Nov. 15 for the 37th annual Anthem Richmond Marathon, named “America’s Friendliest Marathon” by Runner’s World and one of the top 50 marathons worth traveling for in 2014 by TripAdvisor. “It would be an event record,” Sports Backers spokesman Pete Woody says of the expected number of runners for the marathon, half-marathon and 8K, which all take place on the same day. Among those racing will be Sid Busch, a Navy veteran from Charleston, South Carolina, running his 200th marathon in honor of fallen soldiers, and Rockville, Maryland’s Barry Goldmeier, who inspired the crowds last year by juggling while racing. The first race starts at 7 a.m. richmondmarathon.com.