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By: Alondra Borquez
The Los Angeles Marathon is an annual running event held each spring in Los Angeles. The 26.219 mile race, was inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games marathon event. The L.A Marathon is one of the largest such events in the country with more than 25,000 participants, volunteers, and spectators. The historic race draws runners from all over the world.
Running a marathon is about setting goals, gaining confidence, and developing lifelong healthy habits. Today more than 3,200 middle and high school students attend the L.A Marathon. More than 95% of the students who start the marathon finish the full 26.219 mile course.
SGHS Senior Ariel Conde ran in the Marathon in 2012 and 2013. Ariel states, “I expected it to be a very tough run, and it was, but I never gave up.” Ariel also states that, “After accomplishing a race I feel very confident. He feels that he can do anything if he really set his mind to it. Unfortunately, Ariel will not be participating in this year’s race.