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Harford County runners compete at Disney, not chasing Mickey

More than 30,000 people, including three-dozen from Harford County, converged on Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Jan. 7-8 for the annual running tour of Walt Disney World.

Marjean Apland and Jeff Damiano, both of Bel Air, raced to top-10 age-group finishes in the half-marathon, the largest race of the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend.

Apland placed second among 82 women in the 65-69 age group. She strided over a flat 13.1-mile course in 2:16:04 to finish 3 1/2 minutes behind the California woman who won the age group. It was the highest age-group finish by a Harford runner in the 15 years the half-marathon has been held.

Damiano, 32, slowed his pace slightly in the last four...