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Newport Beach mayor runs in Boston Marathon

April 18, 2011

Newport Beach Mayor Mike Henn ran in the 115th Boston Marathon on Monday, completing the race in just under four hours.

The 62-year-old mayor was one of 26,800 participants to run in the country's oldest annual marathon.

Henn completed more than 26 miles, or 42.195 kilometers, in 3:57:37, according to the Boston Marathon's athlete tracker.

Henn finished 9,979th for men and 15,513th overall, according to the tracker.

Athletes have to qualify to run in the Boston Marathon, according to the Boston Athletic Assn., which puts on the event.

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Henn was elected to the Newport Beach City Council in November 2006 and re-elected in November 2010.

He oversees District 1, which includes the Balboa Peninsula and Lido Isle.

—Britney Barnes

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