SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Once a year, the running club at San Quentin Prison gets a chance to race in pursuit of glory. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that 30 inmates took part in the annual San Quentin Prison Marathon, held on Nov. 22. The 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) run loops 105 times around the outdoor track of California's oldest prison. Aged 22 to 72, the competitors are all members of the maximum-security prison's 1,000 Mile Club and include inmates incarcerated for rape, attempted murder and other charges. "Running takes you out of this place," said Mark Alan Jarosik, this year's winner. He finished six minutes short of the prison record of 3:10:42 held by Markelle "The Gazelle" Taylor, who won last year's marathon. Fidelio Marin came in two minutes later and finished second, de
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