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Under Armour Ends Baltimore Marathon Sponsorship

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Under Armour is ending its longtime sponsorship of the Baltimore Marathon.

Race organizers tell a local television station the sports apparel company decided months ago that the sponsorship would end. Race organizers have been looking for a replacement. But they say the Oct. 12 race will go on as planned, regardless.

Under Armour has spent millions on the race over 10 years. Last year, the company paid about $500,000 as the main sponsor.

Lee Corrigan, whose company operates the marathon, says Baltimore-based Under Armour decided to spend its money in the community in a different way.  Last fall, Under Armour donated funds to Dunbar High School for a new athletic field.

Corrigan says this year’s race will suffer financially but is still expected to make money. About 19,000 runners have already registered.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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