Some will run for the first time

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Jacob McGrath

Laura McGrath hugs her son, Jacob, for a portrait in 2004. 

Among the Bix runners this Saturday will be Jacob McGrath, a former active-duty member of the U.S. Marine Corps who's come a long way since he spent the first weeks of his life hooked up to a high-frequency oscillating ventilator at the neonatal intensive care unit at University Hospitals in Iowa City. 

While others can't stop

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Bill Rodgers poses for photos during an autograph session during the ALCOA Jr. Bix 7 in Davenport, Iowa Friday July 24, 2015.

Also pounding up Brady Street will be Bill Rodgers, who marks his 38th crossing of the Bix finish line Saturday. Rodgers estimates he's logged as many as 180,000 miles over 50 years of distance running. 

Tending the park

Writer Steve Batterson profiles Andrew Marking’s work as the head groundskeeper for the Quad-Cities River Bandits, a skill that recently won the Sports Turf Managers Association Stars and Stripes mowing pattern contest. 

Weather

Enjoy a comfortable night as temperatures fall to the upper and mid 70s with no hint of storms.

Traffic

Welcome a weekend of street closures in downtown Davenport as Bix and Street Fest crowds fill the city. 

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