Photo Set 3 - The Long Beach International City Bank Marathon (Oct. 16, 2005)

Eatin' Peaches on the Beaches

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No Sweat - It's not all guts and glory for skaters in the Long Beach Marathon. Some are simply there to enjoy themselves. Participants are allowed as much as seven and a half hours to complete the course. But even the most relaxed skaters don't need that much time. ... The last skater to finish Sunday posted a time of 3 hours, 45 minutes and 6 seconds. That's slower than the day's fastest runner: Mexico's Lionel Avalos, who ran the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 27 minutes and 17 seconds. But it's faster than a vast majority of the 1,982 runners. Some 1,650 of them needed more than 3 hours and 45 minutes to finish the race. About 100 of those needed the full seven hours.
(Photo by Darlene Prois.)

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