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Beach to Beacon 2017

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 1, 2015

    Stephen Kosgei Kibet looked over his shoulder and almost felt relief. No one was in sight. After finishing second twice, including last year, and fourth another time, the 28-year-old Kenyan finally won the TD Beach to Beacon 10K on Saturday. He pulled away from the lead pack in the final mile to finish first among […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 5, 2006

    Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K road race, with the attendant expectation of celebration for such a milestone event. But gee whiz, how could you possibly top Number Nine? On what might have been the most glorious Saturday of summer – early-morning fog burned off by […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 1, 1998

    Early Saturday was not the time to seek solitude in this upscale, waterfront burg, as more than 6,000 runners and spectators immersed themselves in a glorious, scenic and dramatic Maine morning. In an atmosphere of clear, blue skies, refreshingly crisp air and a spectacular view of Casco Bay, Johannes Mabitle ignored his surroundings. He wanted […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 7, 1999

    They all expected the worst. From the runners, who expected to wake up Saturday morning to either rain or humidity, to the organizers, who thought, surely, after last year’s near perfection, there would be some major gaffe. But no. The second running of the Peoples Beach to Beacon 10K road race went better than anyone […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 6, 2016

    Out of the hordes of spectators offering empathy and encouragement to the local boy trying to make good, there was really only one guy who knew exactly how Ben True felt Saturday in the 19th TD Beach to Beacon 10K. Like True, Matt Lane grew up in Greater Portland. Like True, Lane twice narrowly missed […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 5, 2000

    The sun danced on the ocean again. The world’s best runners returned Saturday and dazzled as well. The town of Cape Elizabeth wrapped its arms around the event for a third year, as thousands of people lined the curves of the course, waving flags, shouting encouragement, offering water, soaking in the sights. Even with controversy […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 1, 2009

    A day that began with trucks loaded with starting-line equipment mired in the mud in fields off Fowler Road ended in victory for a pair of Kenyans, a triple-dip for a pair of Mainers and ice baths for the overheated in a busy medical tent. Ed Muge successfully defended his title in the 12th TD […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Ben True ready to defend title at Beach to Beacon

    The North Yarmouth native has yet to lose a road race since last year's Beach to Beacon.

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 3, 2002

    This was after James Koskei, having learned from last year’s too-early sprint, outkicked Henrick Ramaala to win by one second. This was after Adriana Fernandez, eight months after giving birth, dethroned the four-time champion, Catherine Ndereba. This was more than two hours after the fifth annual Peoples Beach to Beacon 10K road race had snaked […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 4, 2007

    The Beach to Beacon 10K road race turned 10 in grand fashion Saturday. Three new champions were crowned. A wheelchair course record was lowered. The race founder, Joan Benoit Samuelson, ran through the streets of her youth. “It was great,” Samuelson said after arriving at fog-bound Fort Williams alongside Jacqueline Gareau, the respective 1979 and […]

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