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    A photo history of Beach to Beacon - Staff photo by Gregory Rec | of | Share this photo

    AUG. 1, 1998: Runners embark on a road race and start a tradition during the inaugural Beach to Beacon 10K, now ready for its 20th running.

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    AUG. 7, 1999: Volunteers hold out water cups for William Kiptum on the course of the Peoples Beach to Beacon 10k.

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    AUG. 7, 1999: Runners in the Beach to Beacon cool off after the race in a mister set up at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth.

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    AUG. 5, 2000: Boston Marathon legend Johnny Kelley greets wheelchair racer Leann Shannon before the start of the Peoples Beach to Beacon 10k road race in Cape Elizabeth.

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    AUG. 5, 2000: Joseph Kimani, right, Simson Limareng, left, and Reuben Cheriuyot, all of Kenya, run along Route 77 in Cape Elizabeth during the Peoples Beach to Beacon 10K road race.

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    AUG. 5, 2000: The start of the under-4 kids race gets off to a slow start.

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    AUG. 4, 2001: Marjorie Graff, No. 85, gets some assistance from fellow runner Rose Prest-Morrison and members of the medical team following her finish in the Beach to Beacon 10K race. Graff placed sixth among the Maine women, just behind fifth-place finisher Prest-Morrison.

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    AUG. 4, 2001: Runners check for their times after finishing the Peoples Beach to Beacon 10K.

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    AUG. 2, 2002: New York firefighter John Gleason crosses the finish line with Peoples Beach to Beacon race founder Joan Benoit-Samuelson. It was the first running of the race since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

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    AUG. 2, 2003: Batman and Robin loosen up with The Riddler and #42, Jeff Caron, of Auburn, before participating in the Peoples Beach to Beacon 10k road race. The Riddler, No. 45, is Michael Downing, of Gorham.

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    AUG. 2, 2003: The start of the Peoples Beach To Beacon 10k road race saw thousands of runners participating.

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    AUG. 1, 2004: A group calling themselves the "Running Spidermen" ham it up after completing the Peoples Beach to Beacon 10K road race.

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    AUG. 1, 2004: Two runners sprint to the finish in the Peoples Beach to Beacon 10K road race.

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    AUG. 6, 2005: Levi Miller, left, of Belfast, and Brandon Bonsey, of Falmouth, turn the final corner into Fort Williams Park on Shore Road. The duo donned matching Lakers uniforms for the race.

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    AUG. 6, 2005: Gilbert Okari, left, and Wilson Kiprotich continue to break away from the main pack as they head toward the end of the Beach to Beacon 10K.

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    AUG. 5, 2006: Wind buffets flags held in place by children during the Beach to Beacon awards ceremony at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth.

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    AUG. 5, 2006: Competitors in the wheelchair division take off at the start of the Beach to Beacon 10k road race in Cape Elizabeth.

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    AUG. 4, 2007: Kate McCarthy, of Massachusetts, bottom center, looks for her time on a results board at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth after finishing the Beach to Beacon 10K road race.

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    AUG. 4, 2007: Evans Cheryiout, left, and Duncan Kibet, of Kenya, sprint to the finish of the Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth. Kibet won the race with a time of 27 minutes, 51.7 seconds.

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    AUG. 2, 2008: Think it's easy to grab a cup of water when you're running along at a clip of 4:30 a mile? Think again, as overall winner Ed Muge proves while running behind Kiplimo Kimutai.

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    AUG. 2, 2008: Three runners dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles make their way toward the finish line of the TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K road race.

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    AUG. 1, 2009: Emily Foshay, 4, takes off in the kids fun run following the 12th TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K.

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    AUG. 1, 2009: Ed Muge seems to be all alone with his shadow during a portion of the Beach to Beacon 10K. The finish was a tad closer, as Muge defended his title in 28 minutes, 5 seconds – four seconds ahead of runner-up Boaz Cheboiywo.

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    AUG. 7, 2010: Sheri Piers, left, of Falmouth, and Kristin Barry, of Scarborough, cross the finish line together during the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth.

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    AUG. 7, 2010: A group of running Smurfs gathers at the starting line of the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K road race. From left are Michael Downing, Kathryn Moore, Jerry Johnson, Patrick Wales-Dinan and Matt Biggart.

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    AUG. 6, 2011: Christina Kouros, of Cape Elizabeth, enters Fort Williams Park while competing in the wheelchair division of the TD Bank Beach to Beacon.

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    AUG. 6, 2011: The lead runners begin to separate themselves from the rest of the field not long after the start of the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K road race in Cape Elizabeth.

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    AUG. 4, 2012: Runners stream along the course in the Beach to Beacon 10K road race in Cape Elizabeth.

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    AUG. 4, 2012: A large American flag is draped on the hill near the finish line of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth.

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    AUG. 3, 2013: In a familiar scene, runners cross the starting line of the annual Beach to Beacon 10K road race in Cape Elizabeth.

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    AUG. 3, 2013: Winner of the Maine woman's division, Erica Jesseman, of Scarborough, tries to regain her energy after collapsing just past the finish line of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race.

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    AUG. 2, 2014: Fans cheer on the lead runners during the TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race in Cape Elizabeth. Many spectators come year after year to encourage the runners.

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    AUG. 2, 2014: A banner of Joan Benoit Samuelson hangs on Portland Head Light during the TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race in Cape Elizabeth.

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    AUG. 1, 2015: Karen Rand McWatters, formerly of Westbrook, is greeted at the finish line by Beach to Beacon founder Joan Benoit Samuelson after finishing the race. McWatters is a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, in which she lost the lower portion of her left leg.

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    AUG. 1, 2015: Alexi Pappas is the first American woman to cross the finish line of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K.

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    AUG. 6, 2016: Kenzie Sullivan, of Kittery, enjoys the mister after running in the 19th annual TD Beach to Beacon.

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    AUG. 6, 2016: Joan Benoit Samuelson hugs Ben True as he comes on stage to accept his first-place trophy in the men's elite category after the 19th annual TD Beach to Beacon. True, originally from North Yarmouth, is the first American man to win the race.

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