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Beach to Beacon 2017

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 1, 2004

    A few minutes before the start of the seventh Peoples Beach to Beacon 10K road race Sunday, as raindrops spattered thousands of runners gathered behind the starting line on rural Route 77, Joan Benoit Samuelson took the microphone. “The weather is a little bit different at the finish line,” she advised, “so you’ll have to […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 2, 2014

    The scene just beyond the finish line of the 17th annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K resembled a bowling alley with human pins. Four runners had arrived but only North Yarmouth native Ben True remained on his feet. He bent over and clasped hands with each of the three Kenyans sprawled on the green turf […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 2, 2008

    The 11th running of the TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K road race Saturday morning turned out to be a foggy affair, with a pair of Kenyans winning the overall titles, two new champions being crowned in the Maine division and one state icon wrapping another in a larger-than-life embrace. In the absence of sunshine, […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Team of Samuelson, McGillivray has brought Beach to Beacon from conception to 20th race

    The friendship between the race found and director dates back to the late 1970s.

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 3, 2013

    The day started somber and gray, with 10 seconds of respectful silence to remember victims of the April 15 bomb blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. It ended, for the first time in the 16-year history of the Beach to Beacon 10K road race, amid raindrops inside Fort Williams Park. Not for […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Some runners keep coming back to Cape Elizabeth, no matter how far away they live

    Though most of the Legacy Runners live in Maine, others come from as far away as Wisconsin and Florida.

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 6, 2005

    Under a bright sky and thin, scattered clouds Saturday, the eighth TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K road race sparkled again through the streets of Cape Elizabeth, ending at a postcard-perfect Fort Williams Park. Leading the pack of 4,306 runners who finished was Gilbert Okari, a tall Kenyan who wore the champion’s laurel wreath for […]

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    July 30, 2017

    Beach to Beacon: Aug. 2, 2003

    At about 5 o’clock Saturday morning, three hours before the scheduled start of Saturday’s sixth Peoples Beach to Beacon 10K road race, race director Dave McGillivray dropped two tables on his big toe, possibly breaking it. Bad omen. An hour before the race, heavy rain fell over Cape Elizabeth as traffic backed up and runners […]

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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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