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In the right place at the right time: How a race I had given up on became a reality. – Dennis Lebman (April 21, 2014)

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 in 2014, California, Lebman -Dennis, M 50 - 54

In the right place at the right time: How a race I had given up on became a reality. – Dennis Lebman (April 21, 2014)

Running in the Boston Marathon for me was supposed to be a one and done deal: A bucket list item, a goal I set to celebrate turning 50 last year. Boston for long distance runners is the “Super Bowl” of marathons. You have to have a qualifying time on a certified marathon course to gain entry, or raise a lot of money for a charity. I got my qualifier “BQ” for the 2013 Boston Marathon in May of 2012 at the Ojai to Ocean Marathon with a time of 3:29:38 which was a BQ by only :22. Everyone who wanted to run the 2013 Boston Marathon and had a qualifying time was able to...

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“I was overwhelmed with excitement, telling myself I was here, running the BOSTON MARATHON!” – Dennis Lebman (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in 2013, California, Lebman -Dennis, M 50 - 54

“I was overwhelmed with excitement, telling myself I was here, running the BOSTON MARATHON!” – Dennis Lebman (April 15, 2013)

When I first started running in Sept 2010, I never could have dreamed I would ever run in the Boston Marathon. In November 2010, I ran my first race the Santa Clarita Half Marathon and I remember at the turn off from the South Fork Trail onto the two bridges where the half and full split off, thinking no way could I double that distance. I had a hard enough time trying to stay ahead of the guy with the balloons who was pacing the four hour group and two hour half. But it was my sister who quickly had me change my mind to run a full at the 2011 LA Marathon. I finished my first marathon in...

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