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Long Beach Marathon, Pedaled and filmed on a 36" Unicycle

Terry Peterson writes;

Got up at 4am to make the 6am start for the Long Beach 26.2 mile marathon! There were about 3,500 two-wheelers, and I was the only unicyclist!  I was expecting at least a couple more, so unless they just got a really late start, I was it!  About 25,000 runners started at 7am.

There was the expected bottleneck of bikes at the starting gun, and it took me a good 5 minutes just to get pass the start line, since I was about 1/2 way back in the pack.  It took about a mile after we started for things to open up enough to get up to speed.

I was passing lots of bikes on the the hills, and the spectators were going wild!  I filmed this video while I was riding, and rode the entire 26.2 miles non-stop, with no dismounts or falls. (Got lucky!)  Even with the filming and the slow start, I managed to finish in 2:08. I was happy with that.

This video is dedicated to my brother Gary.