Sunday's Surf City Marathon was almost everything that Huntington Beach runner Jami Marseilles could have dreamed of. A picturesque backdrop and great weather made for ideal conditions for a half marathon.
Her one gripe connected with the event, which she is using as a warm-up for the Boston Marathon in April, actually had nothing to do with the race itself.
Marseilles, 47, is a double amputee who has to wear special prosthetics that allow her to run. However, the prostheses she used during Sunday's run caused her pain, leading to her taking more breaks than usual so she could make adjustments.
"We still got a little bit of work to get these dialed in for Boston," she said, noting that she clocked herself at just over 13 minutes per mile, excluding the stops.
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