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August 12, 2005
Online registration has opened for the 21st annual Los Angeles Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2006. Traditionally run the first Sunday of March, the race date was changed at the request of city officials due to a scheduling conflict with the Academy Awards. In celebration of the 21st City of Los Angeles Marathon, Saucony will provide one pair of Grid Omni 5 running shoes to the first 21 people who register for the Marathon online. All registrants who sign up for the race before Aug. 31 will be eligible for a drawing to win an array of prizes including roundtrip American Airlines tickets, admission to the Carbo Load Dinner and VIP hospitality on race day at Club 26. An early registration fee of $75 for the Marathon will be available until Nov. 1. More details about.
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By by mary o’keefe valley sun | January 16, 2009
Student members of the Crescenta Valley Running Club boarded a school bus at 5 a.m. on Saturday morning to travel to Irving for the Southern California Half Marathon, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. The students are training to run the Los Angeles Marathon through the Students Run L.A. program. Each year students join the program through Rosemont Middle School and train with teacher mentors for the marathon. The kids run after school in the neighborhoods near Rosemont and on the weekends, when they are not running a sponsored 5K, they train at the Rose Bowl.
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March 13, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Running in the Los Angeles Marathon was just for fun. Sam Langholz's real passion is hiking. Langholz, a 77-year-old Glendale resident, finished Sunday's marathon in just over seven hours. It was his 10th Los Angeles Marathon. "If not for the heat, I would have done a lot better," Langholz said. Langholz and his brother, Ike, took to the streets Los Angeles with Ike's son to run the 26.2-mile route, not only looking to complete the course, but also to make some friends.
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February 28, 2005
Robert Chacon The Armenian earthquake of 1988 destroyed the use of Greta Khndzrtsyan's legs, but it did not destroy her desire to achieve. The double amputee was two years old when the earthquake struck -- rescue workers found her in the arms of her deceased mother under piles of rubble -- and is one of the disabled athletes from Armenia competing in the upcoming Los Angeles Marathon wheelchair race that was honored Sunday at a luncheon fundraiser by Pyunic, an association that promotes the rights of the disabled in Armenia.
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March 4, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta ROSEMONT MIDDLE SCHOOL -- They are ready to make their mark and set to go. Nine students and five teachers from Rosemont have spent nearly seven months training for Sunday's City of Los Angeles Marathon and feel ready to complete the 26.2-mile course. Though the longest race team members have run during their training was 18.6 miles long, advisor and teacher Krista Weismair Henric was confident Friday that everyone would make it to the finish line.
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January 24, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta STATING THE OBVIOUS When asked what he thought it would be like to run the 26.2-mile route of the Los Angeles Marathon, 12-year-old Chris Blume had a quick answer. "I think it's going to take a long time," said Blume, one of 10 students from Rosemont Middle School training for the March 5 event. Krista Chamberlain, one of the five teachers serving as team advisors, knows the marathon isn't easy. When she and fellow advisor, teacher Krista Weismair Hemric, ran the event last year, we "did it crying and holding hands," she said.
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By Jason Wells | January 16, 2007
Charles Sayles has run at least 20 marathons a year for the past three years. He runs more than 20 miles a week. He doesn't eat junk food. He's 69. "Slow and steady gets you through it," Sayles said. "Each time I do it, I'm very thankful." The Glendale resident finished his 79th marathon Sunday in Houston, Texas. It beats his original goal of finishing 70 marathons before he turns 70 by more than a few miles — 235.8, to be exact. And as an added bonus, former President George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, were at the finish line greeting runners as they crossed.
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By Jennifer Berry | March 19, 2004
Eleven-year-old Spencer Belko said he didn't think running a marathon was difficult until he competed in the Los Angeles Marathon on the unusually hot day of March 7. "I think I was a little wacky at first. I thought it wouldn't be anything," he said. While Belko didn't expect running the 26.2-mile marathon to hurt, fellow seventh-grader Chase Chapman expected a challenge. Like Chapman, eighth-grader Siobhan Hebron expected a challenge, but she found the marathon to be easier than she thought.
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January 19, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta ROSEMONT MIDDLE SCHOOL -- A few months ago, a quarter-mile was almost an impossible challenge. Two miles? In 30 minutes? Please. But, after almost five months of training, all 10 Rosemont students taking on the City of Los Angeles Marathon on March 5 can run 13 miles in less than three hours. A handful of them can do so in about an hour and 45 minutes. "I didn't think I'd be running as fast as I do," said 14-year-old Alen Arutyunyan, a star runner on the team.
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October 4, 2002
Janine Marnien Their goal is to finish. Some 60 students at Rosemont Middle School are training for the Los Angeles Marathon on March 2 as part of the Students Run L.A. program. "This program teaches them how to live," program leader Terry Parker said. "If they can finish a marathon at this age, they can do whatever they want to do." The students train for about two hours after school Mondays through Thursdays, and run in smaller events to prepare for the marathon.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 18, 2011
It was a tough lesson to swallow, but one that definitely has stuck — long-distance running and junk food do not mix. “You have to watch what you eat,” Tiffany Duarte, 14, said. “If you eat the wrong thing, you can definitely feel it while you run. I ate hot Cheetos before a nine-mile run and then I felt like my throat was all hot. I felt sick.” The eighth-grader is one of a dozen Rosemont Middle School students and staff members who will test their stomachs — and their legs — Sunday by running 26.2 miles from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica as part of the Los Angeles Marathon.
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By June Casagrande | March 31, 2010
On a recent Sunday, as the Los Angeles Marathon overran a number of streets on which I wanted to drive, I marveled at the marathoners. What strange blend of determination and masochism made people want to run so far for so long when they could have been in bed or sitting at some sidewalk cafe sipping French roast? From where I sit, it?s, well, crazy. But not 48 hours later, I was in a crazed marathon of my own ? one that made the runners? baffling endurance test seem sane in comparison.
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By Mary O’Keefe | August 12, 2009
LA CRESCENTA ? Officials for Students Run L.A. ? the organization that has funneled Crescenta Valley students into the Los Angeles Marathon ? said Tuesday that area schools would no longer be part of the program after failing to find a local teacher to administer the program. For the past few years the regional Students Run L.A. organization has challenged students to run the 26.2-mile marathon, but requires that teachers serve as mentors and administer the program. For years, Rosemont teacher Terry Parker took on the role, but last year he had knee surgery and is not able to run this year or next.
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By Ruth Longoria | February 13, 2009
Being a middle child with a well-known older sister is no obstacle to this week’s C.V. Sun All-Star Star finding her pathway into the spotlight. Rosemont Middle School eighth grader Francesca Ragusa has her own stride to sports success and has a passion for helping others. “Francesca is a joy and great with helping other students. She’s really a positive young person,” said Elizabeth Mularz, a teacher at Rosemont Middle School and coach of the Students Run For L.A., a training program for youths planning to run the 26.2-mile Los Angeles Marathon.
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By by mary o’keefe valley sun | January 16, 2009
Student members of the Crescenta Valley Running Club boarded a school bus at 5 a.m. on Saturday morning to travel to Irving for the Southern California Half Marathon, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. The students are training to run the Los Angeles Marathon through the Students Run L.A. program. Each year students join the program through Rosemont Middle School and train with teacher mentors for the marathon. The kids run after school in the neighborhoods near Rosemont and on the weekends, when they are not running a sponsored 5K, they train at the Rose Bowl.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | February 6, 2008
When Glendale resident Henrietta Bovitch decided to get in shape, she learned there was more to exercise than just the health benefits. Bovitch, 61, discovered that walking and even an occasional jog could be a fun way to pass the time. She took daily walks around her neighborhood, and before she knew it, she was walking longer distances and jogging at times. Bovitch changed her eating habits and continued to exercise. She decided to participate in marathons and charity walkathons, and made it her goal to take part in many as she could.
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By Leticia Cheng | December 28, 2007
Despite the raging Southern California fires, a small election controversy and some unfortunate minor crimes and arrests here and there, 2007 was a relatively quiet year for the Crescenta Valley community. But the valley still took the time to cheer on a few members of the Montrose Search and Rescue Team for reaching the top of Mt. Rainier; applauding the brave work of the firefighters and congratulating the Glendale Rose Float Association for winning the Governor?s Trophy at the Rose Parade.
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By Timithie Gould | December 21, 2007
At first glance, the group of 40 Crescenta Valley High School and Rosemont Middle School kids standing around in P.E. clothes doesn?t look out of the ordinary. But these kids, unlike 99.5% of Americans, are training for and will run a marathon, before most of them even learn how to drive. ?I like it because it is challenging and fun,? said 13-year-old Rosemont student Susan Montenegro. ?And it teaches you not to give up.? She is one of more than 3,000 Los Angeles area kids who are part of Students Run Los Angeles, an organization promoting strength, leadership and responsibility In addition to the physical component of the SRLA program, an academic emphasis motivates students to apply what they?
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March 9, 2007
Congratulations to the more than 100 La Crescenta and Montrose residents who participated in last weekend's annual Los Angeles Marathon, including the 28 student runners from grades 6-12. Listed are the top 20 finishers from La Crescenta: Donald Danlag 3:43:01 Brad McDonald 4:05:28 Vicken Sepilian 4:05:59 Eric Haag 4:12:17 Griffin Riedel 4:26:51 Cory Williams 4:36:52 Sooyul Byeon 4:44:46 Ann Eckels 4:50:36 Carols Gallegos 4:53:26 Josh Straschewski 4:57:09 Eli McDonald 4:57:14 Lora Anderson 4:59:35 Anna Jackson 5:11:04 Scott Parrish 5:12:20 Michael Weaver 5:12:20 Ramen Chmait 5:14:53 Jennifer Ahn 5:20:49 Byung Kim 5:20:51 Louis Mo 52:46 Li-Chyn Wu 5:22:46 denotes Student Run Los Angeles participants
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By Mary O'Keefe | March 2, 2007
This Sunday, about 35 students from Crescenta Valley will be in the crowd of thousands running the Los Angeles Marathon. These students are part of the Student Run LA [SRLA] program at Rosemont Middle School. Teacher, Terry Parker, is the leader of this dedicated band of runners. He and several parents have spent an amazing amount of hours grooming these kids into runners that will be able to complete this 26.2 mile marathon. My daughter is part of this group, until recently she was not a runner at all. She was a dancer so being in good shape was a way of life but running, that was another matter.
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