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All Eleven Santa Monica PAL Runners Recognized for Finishing LA Marathon
By Lookout Staff
April 6, 2018 -- All 11 runners from the Santa Monica Police Activities League ( PAL) crossed the finish line in last month's 26.2-mile Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, PAL officials announced Friday.
The local youth received medals for their participation in the race from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica, which took place on Sunday, March 18 and drew more than 24,000 runners from around the world.
Asked what it means to finish one of the four largest marathons in the country, most of the PAL members said it gives them a sense of confidence and accomplishment.
Finishing the marathon, said Karen Morales, 15, means that "so many months of hard work have paid off and it also will show me that if I can do a marathon I can do anything.”
Benjamin Castillo, 14, said he is proud to have "done something that I thought I couldn’t do.”
Other PAL Youth runners and medal recipients are Christopher Aguilar, 17; Jessye Bautista, 16; Katie Bravo, 16; Luis Buenrrostro, 14; Jesse Del Rio, 15; Justin Lee, 18; Daniela Medina, 17, Zaahir Shorter, 17.
Staffed by the City of Santa Monica, the local PAL is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safe and supervised place for young people ages 6 to 17-years-old who live or attend school in Santa Monica.
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