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New York City Marathon

From Abingdon to New York through California

David Stevenson found a better route from Abingdon to New York City Sunday – one through Anaheim, Calif. In running the Disneyland Half-Marathon in Anaheim, he bettered the qualifying standard for entry to the 2016 New York City Marathon. "My goal was to qualify for New York; I had been unsuccessful with the lottery the past four years," said Stevenson, for whom the age 40-44 qualifying time is 1:25:00 in the half marathon. He completed the 13.1-mile race at Disneyland in 1:24:24, a personal best which placed him 16th overall among 15,228 and third among men 40 to 44. He also ran the 10K race, clocking 37:59, also a personal best, to complete what the Disney folks call the...