Glendale resident Ariel Drachenberg will run in his 28th LA Marathon this weekend. "There's a lot of first timers here and it's nice to see 20,000 people doing the same thing," Drachenberg says. "It's better than going to the gym¿ it's all my exercise for one year," he chuckles. Drachenberg also participated in the YMCA Rose Bowl Marathon in 1978 and 1979.
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