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By Matt Szabo | May 7, 2009
Three hours, seven minutes and four seconds. A quick glance, and the time is easy to misunderstand. Elite marathon runners may look at the time and think it’s nothing to write home about, even if it represents the top women’s time at the OC Marathon on Sunday. Cheryl Smith of Laguna Beach, who made that time and earned that title, might agree. In a way, she’s not really impressed with her mark either. It’s her slowest in three years of winning the OC Marathon, the fastest being the marathon record of 2:38:38 she set last year.
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By Matt Szabo | March 26, 2010
Cheryl Smith ran the Los Angeles Marathon for the first time Sunday, and she did so under the ?elite? runner qualification. That meant she got all the perks, including a stay at the dugout club at Dodger Stadium before warming up for the race, which went from the stadium to the Santa Monica Pier. She was on television at the start of the race ? her friends sent her the video to prove it. But even Smith, the 29-year-old Laguna Beach resident, gained some perspective. ?
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By Bryce Alderton | April 18, 2013
If Laguna Beach resident Peter Kimball's race time was like that of his two previous Boston Marathons, he would have been near the finish line when the first of two bombs exploded Monday in the New England city. But Kimball, competing in his seventh straight Boston Marathon, finished faster this year and met his family in nearby Boston Common, where they took a subway to their hotel. They had no idea that he had managed to avoid the bombs that exploded at the finish line at 2:42 p.m. Eastern time.
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By Matt Szabo | October 23, 2009
Time is always of the essence for Laguna Beach resident Cheryl Smith when she?s running marathons. The same is true, it turns out, for her ultimate goal. If the marathon runner wants to qualify for the Olympics, the 2012 Olympics in London are going to be the ticket. ?If I want to make it to the Olympics, now is the time,? said Smith, 29. ?Most women marathon runners peak in the early to mid-30s.? She can begin qualifying next year. For now, she?s more than OK with winning events like the Long Beach Marathon, where she took first place Oct. 11 with a time of 2 hours, 50 minutes, 18 seconds after battling for much of the race with Daniela Alonso.
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By Bryce Alderton | April 18, 2013
If Laguna Beach resident Peter Kimball's race time was like that of his two previous Boston Marathons, he would have been near the finish line when the first of two bombs exploded Monday in the New England city. But Kimball, competing in his seventh straight Boston Marathon, finished faster this year and met his family in nearby Boston Common, where they took a subway to their hotel. They had no idea that he had managed to avoid the bombs that exploded at the finish line at 2:42 p.m. Eastern time.
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By Matt Szabo | March 26, 2010
Cheryl Smith ran the Los Angeles Marathon for the first time Sunday, and she did so under the ?elite? runner qualification. That meant she got all the perks, including a stay at the dugout club at Dodger Stadium before warming up for the race, which went from the stadium to the Santa Monica Pier. She was on television at the start of the race ? her friends sent her the video to prove it. But even Smith, the 29-year-old Laguna Beach resident, gained some perspective. ?
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By Matt Szabo | May 8, 2009
Three hours, seven minutes and four seconds. A quick glance, and the time is easy to misunderstand. Elite marathon runners may look at the time and think it’s nothing to write home about, even if it represents the top women’s time at the OC Marathon on Sunday. Cheryl Smith of Laguna Beach, who made that time and earned that title, might agree. In a way, she’s not really impressed with her mark either. It’s her slowest in three years of winning the OC Marathon, the fastest being the marathon record of 2:38:38 she set last year.
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