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 Jill Basden has experienced plenty of Half Marathons over the last 10 years, just never from inside the ropes. Every other year, she's been in front of Trinity-By-the-Cove Episcopal Church on Galleon Drive, where her husband, Rev. Michael Basden, stands each year waiting to bless the passing runners with holy water. 'It's been several years that he's blessed the race,' Jill, 46, said before heading to the starting line, 'but it's his first year to bless me.' Roughly 1,400 runners who lined up on Fifth Avenue South to compete in the Naples Daily News Half Marathon on Sunday, January 20, 2008.

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Jill Basden has experienced plenty of Half Marathons over the last 10 years, just never from inside the ropes. Every other year, she's been in front of Trinity-By-the-Cove Episcopal Church on Galleon Drive, where her husband, Rev. Michael Basden, stands each year waiting to bless the passing runners with holy water. "It's been several years that he's blessed the race," Jill, 46, said before heading to the starting line, "but it's his first year to bless me." Roughly 1,400 runners who lined up on Fifth Avenue South to compete in the Naples Daily News Half Marathon on Sunday, January 20, 2008.

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  • Roughly 1,400 runners who lined up on Fifth Avenue South to compete in the Naples Daily News Half Marathon on Sunday, January 20, 2008.
  • At 56 degrees and with a 15 mph wind gusting at the start, Sunday's 19th annual Naples Daily News Half Marathon wasn't the coldest on record.  It was close, though. The distinction belongs to the 1997 edition, which kicked off at 7:03 that morning 11 years ago with the mercury stuck on a frigid 36 degrees. Roughly 1,400 runners  lined up on Fifth Avenue South to compete in the Naples Daily News Half Marathon on Sunday, January 20, 2008.
  • Roughly 1,400 runners who lined up on Fifth Avenue South to compete in the Naples Daily News Half Marathon on Sunday, January 20, 2008.
  • Firefighters Jeff Morse (North Naples), Zach Mason and Rob Boisselle (Big Cypress) and Collier County sheriff Dan McDonald all ran and finished Sunday's race in full fireman's gear. The gesture was to raise awareness for this summer's inaugural Brotherhood Ride, a nine-day, 600-mile journey from Naples to Charleston, S.C. to benefit the families of the nine Charleston firefighters who were killed in a warehouse fire last June. Roughly 1,400 runners lined up on Fifth Avenue South to compete in the Naples Daily News Half Marathon on Sunday, January 20, 2008.
  • Firefighters Jeff Morse (North Naples), Zach Mason and Rob Boisselle (Big Cypress) and Collier County sheriff Dan McDonald all ran and finished Sunday's race in full fireman's gear. The gesture was to raise awareness for this summer's inaugural Brotherhood Ride, a nine-day, 600-mile journey from Naples to Charleston, S.C. to benefit the families of the nine Charleston firefighters who were killed in a warehouse fire last June. Roughly 1,400 runners who lined up on Fifth Avenue South to compete in the Naples Daily News Half Marathon on Sunday, January 20, 2008.
  • Rev. Michael Basden stands in front of Trinity-By-the-Cove Episcopal Church on Galleon Drive waiting to bless the passing runners with holy water. Roughly 1,400 runners lined up on Fifth Avenue South to compete in the Naples Daily News Half Marathon on Sunday, January 20, 2008.
  •  Jill Basden has experienced plenty of Half Marathons over the last 10 years, just never from inside the ropes. Every other year, she's been in front of Trinity-By-the-Cove Episcopal Church on Galleon Drive, where her husband, Rev. Michael Basden, stands each year waiting to bless the passing runners with holy water. 'It's been several years that he's blessed the race,' Jill, 46, said before heading to the starting line, 'but it's his first year to bless me.' Roughly 1,400 runners who lined up on Fifth Avenue South to compete in the Naples Daily News Half Marathon on Sunday, January 20, 2008.
  • Roughly 1,400 runners who lined up on Fifth Avenue South to compete in the Naples Daily News Half Marathon on Sunday, January 20, 2008.
  • Roughly 1,400 runners who lined up on Fifth Avenue South to compete in the Naples Daily News Half Marathon on Sunday, January 20, 2008.
  • Roughly 1,400 runners lined up on Fifth Avenue South to compete in the Naples Daily News Half Marathon on Sunday, January 20, 2008.
  • Roughly 1,400 runners lined up on Fifth Avenue South to compete in the Naples Daily News Half Marathon on Sunday, January 20, 2008.

Roughly 1,400 runners who lined up on Fifth Avenue South to compete in the Naples Daily News Half Marathon on Sunday, January 20, 2008.

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