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San Clemente’s Beth Sanden completed the Pho Quoc International Marathon in Vietnam on June 11, officially ending her quest for seven marathons on seven continents. Photo: Courtesy
San Clemente’s Beth Sanden completed the Pho Quoc International Marathon in Vietnam on June 11, officially ending her quest for seven marathons on seven continents. Photo: Courtesy

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Sanden Sets World Record

San Clemente resident Beth Sanden completed the Pho Quoc International Marathon in Vietnam on June 11 and was officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the first female hand cyclist to traverse seven marathons on seven continents. Sanden, who is partially paralyzed, looped the track in Vietnam with a time of three hours, 12 minutes and 25 seconds. Sanden uses a custom hand cycle when participating in marathons.

By completing the marathon, Sanden completed her years-long quest for conquering seven marathons on seven continents. Sanden had previously accomplished the feat last year, but had to revisit the Asian continent for a marathon due to an officiating holdup from a prior race director that left her previous effort in doubt. Sanden worked with Guinness World Records to ensure her race in Vietnam was recognized and validated.

Sanden, who has completed a marathon on Antarctica, is planning on traveling to the North Pole for a marathon in 2017.

Friends of SC Foundation to Hold Benefit Golf Tournament

The Friends of San Clemente Foundation will be holding its annual Benefit Golf Tournament at the San Clemente Municipal Golf Course on June 24.

Proceeds raised at the event will go toward the foundation’s scholarship efforts and Fun on the Run, a free, mobile recreation program that provides activities for local children around the city.

The four-person scramble tournament will feature putting contests, long-drive contests and more. Cost for a foursome is $500. Cost for an individual is $150. For more information, or to register, visit www.friendsofsanclemente.org.

SC Baseball Summer Camp Registration Open

San Clemente baseball coach Dave Gellatly and his staff will be conducting a baseball camp for interested players ages 5-12 this summer. The camps will be held at Vista Hermosa Sports Park and run from June 20-23.

Players will be taught all aspects of the game, including pitching, hitting and defense. For more information, contact Gellatly at 949.364.5554.

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