The 38th Annual New Bedford Half Marathon is just what the doctor ordered for the city. After a grueling winter, area residents and thousands of visitors shed the wintry shackles and stepped outdoors to run and cheer.

In first place for the men was Samuel Morse with a time of 1:06:15. Morse tells WBSM News this was his first visit to New Bedford, and he's hooked.

Coming in first place for the women was Hillary Dionne with a time of 1:14:01. Dionne is no stranger to the New Bedford Half Marathon, taking first place just two years ago.

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