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  • Writer's pictureTroy Hale

Surf City Marathon 2020

In 2018, the farthest distance I had ever ran was 5km. I didn't think it was possible for my body to run any farther.

I had a cousin who liked to run who told me I could run 10km.

I didn't believe him.

I attended a personal development course in May of 2018 that caused me to rethink everything about myself and my potential.

Soon after, I thought I'd see if I could run 7km. I could.

Could I really run 10km after all? I sure could and sure did.

Well, if 10km was possible, what else could I do? Could I run...a marathon?! I mean, it's possible. I just doubled my longest running distance, why couldn't I keep going?

So, I set a goal to run a marathon by early 2020. I ran a lot. Through the winter, through the snow, through the -30 degree weather.

I built up my "mileage." I started testing different running gels and running gummies to give my body the energy it needed for those long distances.

On Feb 2nd, 2020, I I ran the Surf City Marathon in Huntington Beach, California in 5:06:30.

This award-winning, course is considered one of the best courses in the country and is well known for being scenic and flat. Runners come from all over to experience this exhilarating run. The race starts along the Pacific Coast Highway and passes by the famous Huntington Beach pier.

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