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DOWNTOWN RUN: Grand Blue Mile Kicks Off

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We've see the crowning of the most beautiful bulldog and high jumpers at Hy-Vee.

Tuesday evening, professional athletes and everyday Iowans are meeting to run the Grand Blue Mile downtown.

It’s the fifth ear for the run which is held in conjunction with the Drake Relays and it's expected to draw a record number of participants.

Officials say some of the milers are from as far away as Texas, Florida and California.