Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon may run without medals

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX (AP) -- There may be no medals at the finish line for more than 22,000 people running the P.F. Chang's Rock `n' Roll Arizona Marathon this weekend.

Organizers notified participants this week that the medals may not arrive in time for Sunday's race in Phoenix because of a backup in shipping at sea ports along the West Coast.

Officials say the delayed medals are for all the races - including the half-marathon, a 10K, a relay and a Saturday 5K.

They say the medals will be mailed to racers in the event they don't come in time.

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