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Monday, July 26, 2010

Keith Bechtol Wins San Francisco Marathon -- First He's Ever Run

Posted By on Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 7:10 AM

click to enlarge Keith Bechtol, marathoner and astrophysicist - COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY
While stranded Muni riders grumbled, Keith Bechtol cruised to victory on yesterday's San Francisco Marathon -- the very first marathon he's ever run.

But don't chalk up the 25-year-old Stanford astrophysicist's unofficial course record of 2:23:28 to beginner's luck.

He ran track and cross country at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. and came 14th in the 2007 NCAA 10K Championships.

That year, he also graduated from college Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and was named the Colonial Athletic Association's scholar-athlete of 2007.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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