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Check out some of the scenes around town on Sunday morning for the 50th running of the Portland Marathon



Matt Spear is making winning the Portland Marathon a fun habit.

A Jesuit High graduate who now lives in Seaside, Spear won the 50th edition of the 26.2-mile race, the second year in a row the 33-year-old has won the run around the city. His time was 2 hours, 37 minutes, 31 seconds. He was 46 seconds in front of runner-up Paul Balmer who finished in 2:38:16.

Lydia Tay was the female champion. Her time of 2:53:41 was almost 10 minutes faster than the second woman across the finish line.

Chris Maxwell won the 13.1-mile half marathon in 1:09:09, 17 seconds in front of Jeremy Craven. The women's half marathon winner was Tara Welling in 1:17:23.

This was the 50th edition of the Portland Marathon, first run in 1972.


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