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Runner breaks 24-hour record in Hermosa event

Monday, July 02, 2012
Runner Patrick Sweeney broke his own world record during the Hermosa 24 race in Hermosa Beach Sunday, July 1, 2012.

Runner Patrick Sweeney broke his own world record during the Hermosa 24 race in Hermosa Beach Sunday, July 1, 2012. (KABC Photo)

Ultra-marathon runner Patrick Sweeney broke his own world record during the Hermosa 24 race in Hermosa Beach Sunday.

Competitors ran for 24 hours in the sand between the Hermosa Beach Pier and the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Sweeney logged more than 94 miles, beating last year's record of just over 87 miles.

Money raised from the marathon benefits schools in Hermosa Beach and other areas.

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