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Runners hit pavement for Disney Half Marathon

September 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Approximately 14,000 people ran through Disneyland Sunday morning for the fifth annual Disneyland Half Marathon.Mickey and Minnie were even up early to cheer them on.

The run is also known as the "Happiest Race on Earth."

The 13.1-mile race began near Downtown Disney before sunrise, and it went through Disney's California Adventure and Disneyland before looping through the streets of Anaheim.

Paul Negay is this year's winner, crossing at an unofficial time of 1 hour, 7 minutes and 25 seconds.

Rachel Booth of Mountain View was the first woman to cross the finish line at 1 hour, 15 minutes and 20 seconds.

"I was actually faster than the fastest pace I wanted to go all morning, so it was a really good day. I was out there having fun and it kind of all just fell in place" said Booth.

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