Local 6th-grader runs Honolulu Marathon
Vian Patel, a sixth-grader at Almond School, completed the 45th Honolulu Marathon Dec. 10. The Los Altos resident finished the 26.2-mile race in 7 hours, 59 minutes and 44 seconds. Vian placed 17,268th out of more than 33,000 participants. The 11-year-old was among the youngest competitors in the men’s 15-19 division. He prepared for the event by running two half marathons and several 5K, 10K and 12K races over the past two years, according to his father, Amit Patel.
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