ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - It was a chilly start for runners this morning as thousands laced up for the 30th annual Duke City Marathon.
With their laces tied and their muscles stretched, runners started from Albuquerque's Civic Plaza for the long stride to the finish line.
Duke City Marathon serves as a Boston Marathon qualifier.
This year, safety was a top priority in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this year.
The race is also good for Albuquerque's economy as runners spent money in hotels, restaurants and small businesses.
For the first time New Mexico is requiring high school students to pass end-of-course exams or else they will not graduate. However, APS leaders will meet Wednesday to talk about an alternative to those tests.
The Lobos and Aggies will have meeting 211 in their rivalry series Wednesday night in Las Cruces.
The Academy Chargers upset the Sandia Matadors and Cibola's Kevin Saiz caught fire in his team's game against Albuquerque High, two of many games on the high school basketball schedule Tuesday night.
A thief stole a trailer holding $40,000 of equipment and donated toys from an Albuquerque church over the holiday weekend.
Dangerous chemical weapons abandoned in Panama by the U.S. in the 1940s won't be headed for New Mexico, a Defense Department spokesperson told News 13 on Tuesday.
A video encouraging students at a high school in Albuquerque to enroll in clubs and sports is racking up views on YouTube.