San Diego runners shine at Long Beach Marathon

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San Diego runners did the city proud in Sunday’s Long Beach Marathon, as Bonnie Axman Keating won the women’s marathon and Anna Pasternak took the women’s half-marathon title. “It was harder than anticipated, I guess I haven’t raced in a while,” Keating said Oct. 11, after completing her first Long Beach Marathon in 10 years. “It’s exciting to get back out there again and get the work in. Today was such a great atmosphere, just the energy is great and there were a lot of people along the course from the community cheering us runners on.” Keating won the race in a time of 2:49:25.37, beating Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student Payton Golwas, who finished second in 2:53:10, and Huntington Beach’s Jenna Crawford, who was third in 3:08:53. Pasternak won the half-marat
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