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Good showing for Berkeley in city’s third Half Marathon

The third annual Berkeley Half Marathon took place Sunday, Nov. 22. Photo: Ted Friedman On Sunday, Anna Bretan of Berkeley took first place in the women’s race of the 2015 Berkeley Half Marathon for the third consecutive year. Bretan, whose time was 1:18:34, has also finished first in the San Francisco Marathon for the past three consecutive years. There was also a […]

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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

Berkeley Half Marathon organizers are expecting 7,000 runners to participate in this year’s event which takes place on Sunday. Photo: berkeleyhalf.com BERKELEY HALF MARATHON The third annual Berkeley Half Marathon is closed in terms of signing up to participate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take part by cheering on the runners. It takes place Sunday, Nov. 22, and […]

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Berkeley’s first half marathon in (glorious) photographs

Photo: Christian Kreibich Berkeley’s first-ever half marathon kicked off at 8 a.m. at Civic Center Park yesterday. It drew nearly 8,000 runners participating in one of the three race distances and more than $50,000 was raised for participating charities. The marathon winners were both Berkeleyans: Anna Bretan, who also won the 2013 San Francisco Marathon, and UC […]

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Two Berkeley runners win city’s first half marathon

Runners leave the starting gate at Berkeley’s first half marathon on Sunday Nov. 24, 2013. Photo: Christian Kreibich Runners leave the starting gate at Berkeley’s first half marathon on Sunday Nov. 24, 2013. Photo: Christian Kreibich Update, Dec. 12, 2013: We’re sorry to report that Kenny Speirs, the man who collapsed during the Berkeley Half Marathon, […]