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Review of Long Beach International Marathon/Half/5K by

Posted by: on December, 31 2013

The course isn’t particularly spectacular, but this is one of my favorite races in the region because of Long Beach supporters. It seemed like the entire city came out to support the race and provide runners with water and fruit along the way. I really appreciated seeing their smiling faces and hearing their cheers. The parking and start was a bit of a mess, though. They started the marathon and the half marathon at the same time which resulted in a huge bottleneck.