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News - July 30, 2010

Surprise marathon winner relishes 'incredible' local trails

'Running is when I feel most like myself,' Stanford grad student says

by Chris Kenrick

It wasn't exactly a fluke that Stanford University graduate student Keith Bechtol ran his very first marathon Sunday — and won.

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Posted by Runner admirer, a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Jul 29, 2010 at 10:51 am

That's a great read. I wish Keith Bechtol well in his exciting life. We'll hear more from this most interesting person, I'm sure. Congratulations, Keith.

Posted by Garden Gnome, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 29, 2010 at 11:46 am


Indeed, we are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area, with lots of great places to jog/run.

Congratulations to Keith!

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