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By Matt Szabo | April 22, 2010
Jill Deetjen finished the Boston Marathon on Monday in a time of 4 hours, 54 minutes and 27 seconds. The time is a personal-best. It’s also not really the point. “I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m a slow runner,” she said, laughing, Friday before the race. “I’m like a jogger.” Deetjen, a Huntington Beach resident, met her goal of less than five hours. But the cool part for Deetjen was that she was there in the first place.
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By Matt Szabo | January 28, 2010
A poster on the door of Danielle Zankich’s fifth-grade classroom at Hawes Elementary says it all. It pictures a man with a trail in front of him, along with the words, “You can’t get anywhere unless you start.” Zankich has one specific destination in mind, and it’s 3,000 miles away. She wants to run in the prestigious Boston Marathon in 2011. She can get there if she finishes the Surf City USA Marathon — scheduled for Feb. 7 — in 3 hours, 45 minutes or faster.
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January 29, 2014
The Fountain Valley High football staff will offer a youth football camp for kids from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the school's football/track stadium. The camp is open to youth of all ages and participants should wear a T-shirt, shorts and shoes or cleats. The cost is $20. If a participant register for Fountain Valley Junior All-American Football, the $20 will be applied toward that registration fee. Sign ups for FVJAAF also will be taken during Saturday's camp. For more information, email Fountain Valley football coach Ray Fenton at rfenton@hbuhsd.edu . — From staff reports — Marathon is Sunday Competitors from a record 34 counties will run Sunday at the sold-out 18th annual Surf City USA Marathon.
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By Matt Szabo | February 4, 2010
Michele Bower has been athletic her whole life, but running was never part of that equation. Dancing? Sure, she was a professional West Coast swing dancer. Ice skating? Sure, out of high school she traveled the country with the Ice Capades. But it took the death of her father, Jim Brakebill, of a stroke three years ago for Bower to learn to love to run. Now the Huntington Beach resident won’t stop; she’s entered in the Surf City USA half marathon this year.
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By Mike Sciacca | March 6, 2008
Mary Dugan wasn’t a first-timer. It wasn’t even the first time she’s won the darn thing. But the Huntington Beach resident says that running in marathon events is, first and foremost, her “fun thing” to do. Winning was just a bonus — but a proud accomplishment, just the same. The 71-year-old won her age group division (70-74) title Sunday at the 23rd annual City of Los Angeles Marathon. It was a repeat performance for Dugan, who also won the 2006 age division title.
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By: Matt Lewis | October 3, 2005
John Woolley knows a thing or two about running. The 69-year-old Newport Beach resident is a veteran of 48 marathons. After Jan. 8, Woolley will have 49 marathons under his belt. In the 2004 Orange County Marathon, Woolley finished in 4 hours, 55 minutes, 28 seconds, good for seventh in his age group. The retired California Superior Court judge has been running competitively for 12 years. His first marathon was the 1993 Los Angeles Marathon.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 24, 2013
In an act of solidarity, about 80 runners from Huntington Beach and Orange County gathered Monday at the Huntington Beach Pier in a run for Boston. Wearing running bibs with the date of the attack and the Boston skyline underneath, participants ran for about 15 minutes away of the pier and another 15 minutes toward it. "The way that the running community has come together just speaks volumes to how strong everyone is," participant Brian Cook said. "Runners are determined and strong and we're going to come back and run again and we're going to run Boston again.
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January 29, 2004
Mike Sciacca The only traffic you will see early Sunday morning along Pacific Coast Highway in Downtown Huntington Beach is foot traffic. That stretch of road will be shut down to accommodate the T-Mobile Pacific Shoreline Marathon, which is expected to attract nearly 6,000 participants. "We'll have our biggest turnout yet," said Herb Massinger, president of the marathon, which celebrates its eighth year with Sunday's event. "We anticipate about 6,000 people for this event and I think this marathon really captures the Surf City scene.
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January 23, 2003
Paul Clinton Gilbert Salazar hopes to give himself a little something extra this year for his birthday. Something like a fourth win in the city's annual Pacific Shoreline Marathon, set for Super Bowl Sunday. Salazar's 30th birthday falls on Sunday, the day organizers are scheduled to hold the seventh-annual McKenna Volkswagen Pacific Shoreline Marathon. "I'm looking forward to participating this year," Salazar said. "Winning four will be a dream come true."
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | June 11, 2013
Ryan Rodriguez had two location options to choose from for his leg of a countrywide relay. His choices were the city of Banning, in Riverside County, or the town of Amboy, in the Mojave Desert. Regardless of which area he ran through, the 41-year-old Huntington Beach resident wanted to participate in One Run for Boston - a continuous relay from Los Angeles to Boston that started June 7 and ends June 30. "Amboy is the hottest place on earth, practically. It can get up to 120 degrees out there," said Rodriguez, who eventually picked Banning as his portion of the relay.
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January 29, 2014
The Fountain Valley High football staff will offer a youth football camp for kids from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the school's football/track stadium. The camp is open to youth of all ages and participants should wear a T-shirt, shorts and shoes or cleats. The cost is $20. If a participant register for Fountain Valley Junior All-American Football, the $20 will be applied toward that registration fee. Sign ups for FVJAAF also will be taken during Saturday's camp. For more information, email Fountain Valley football coach Ray Fenton at rfenton@hbuhsd.edu . — From staff reports — Marathon is Sunday Competitors from a record 34 counties will run Sunday at the sold-out 18th annual Surf City USA Marathon.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | June 11, 2013
Ryan Rodriguez had two location options to choose from for his leg of a countrywide relay. His choices were the city of Banning, in Riverside County, or the town of Amboy, in the Mojave Desert. Regardless of which area he ran through, the 41-year-old Huntington Beach resident wanted to participate in One Run for Boston - a continuous relay from Los Angeles to Boston that started June 7 and ends June 30. "Amboy is the hottest place on earth, practically. It can get up to 120 degrees out there," said Rodriguez, who eventually picked Banning as his portion of the relay.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 24, 2013
In an act of solidarity, about 80 runners from Huntington Beach and Orange County gathered Monday at the Huntington Beach Pier in a run for Boston. Wearing running bibs with the date of the attack and the Boston skyline underneath, participants ran for about 15 minutes away of the pier and another 15 minutes toward it. "The way that the running community has come together just speaks volumes to how strong everyone is," participant Brian Cook said. "Runners are determined and strong and we're going to come back and run again and we're going to run Boston again.
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By Matt Szabo | April 22, 2010
Jill Deetjen finished the Boston Marathon on Monday in a time of 4 hours, 54 minutes and 27 seconds. The time is a personal-best. It’s also not really the point. “I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m a slow runner,” she said, laughing, Friday before the race. “I’m like a jogger.” Deetjen, a Huntington Beach resident, met her goal of less than five hours. But the cool part for Deetjen was that she was there in the first place.
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By Matt Szabo | February 10, 2010
George Border was the oldest runner in this year’s Surf City USA Marathon, but the 81-year-old from Huntington Beach didn’t act his age Sunday as he neared the finish line. He said he stopped for several minutes to celebrate with supporters lined along the race route. “I had a good time,” Border said. “The first part of the marathon I did very nicely. I was right around a 10-minute mile. [At the finish line] I talked with a lot of people and had a lot of high-fives.
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By Matt Szabo | February 4, 2010
Michele Bower has been athletic her whole life, but running was never part of that equation. Dancing? Sure, she was a professional West Coast swing dancer. Ice skating? Sure, out of high school she traveled the country with the Ice Capades. But it took the death of her father, Jim Brakebill, of a stroke three years ago for Bower to learn to love to run. Now the Huntington Beach resident won’t stop; she’s entered in the Surf City USA half marathon this year.
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By Matt Szabo | January 28, 2010
A poster on the door of Danielle Zankich’s fifth-grade classroom at Hawes Elementary says it all. It pictures a man with a trail in front of him, along with the words, “You can’t get anywhere unless you start.” Zankich has one specific destination in mind, and it’s 3,000 miles away. She wants to run in the prestigious Boston Marathon in 2011. She can get there if she finishes the Surf City USA Marathon — scheduled for Feb. 7 — in 3 hours, 45 minutes or faster.
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By Mike Sciacca | March 6, 2008
Mary Dugan wasn’t a first-timer. It wasn’t even the first time she’s won the darn thing. But the Huntington Beach resident says that running in marathon events is, first and foremost, her “fun thing” to do. Winning was just a bonus — but a proud accomplishment, just the same. The 71-year-old won her age group division (70-74) title Sunday at the 23rd annual City of Los Angeles Marathon. It was a repeat performance for Dugan, who also won the 2006 age division title.
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By: Matt Lewis | October 3, 2005
John Woolley knows a thing or two about running. The 69-year-old Newport Beach resident is a veteran of 48 marathons. After Jan. 8, Woolley will have 49 marathons under his belt. In the 2004 Orange County Marathon, Woolley finished in 4 hours, 55 minutes, 28 seconds, good for seventh in his age group. The retired California Superior Court judge has been running competitively for 12 years. His first marathon was the 1993 Los Angeles Marathon.
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January 29, 2004
Mike Sciacca The only traffic you will see early Sunday morning along Pacific Coast Highway in Downtown Huntington Beach is foot traffic. That stretch of road will be shut down to accommodate the T-Mobile Pacific Shoreline Marathon, which is expected to attract nearly 6,000 participants. "We'll have our biggest turnout yet," said Herb Massinger, president of the marathon, which celebrates its eighth year with Sunday's event. "We anticipate about 6,000 people for this event and I think this marathon really captures the Surf City scene.
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