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Palos Verdes Marathon to be Shortened

AA tradition is dying this year, when the Palos Verdes Marathon will be no more.  This marathon is the second oldest in the United States and had been run for 45 straight years. 

This year, a half-marathon and 5K run and walk set for May 19 will replace the 26.2-mile endurance test.

That will change the focus from an elite event for serious runners, including many attempting to post a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon - the nation's oldest - into a community-oriented fundraiser.

This May 16, 2008 file photo shows runners in the Palos Verdes Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K. (Sean Hiller/Staff Photographer)


I will personally miss the excitement of the Marathon , as the marathon had finished at Palos Verdes High School for most of the years that it ran, and the finishers ran past my house with just 1 block left in the race.

For the entire article from the Daily Breeze, go to Daily Breeze report.

For information about this years race, go to

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Comment balloon 1 commentMaureen Megowan • March 09 2012 04:30PM


Hi Marueen, that is really a shame they are discontinuing the marathon tradition.  I use to run in the marathons myself.  Those days are over though.  I've had to slow down a bit.

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