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    Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon

    Start of the 61st Annual Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, n New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Grant O’Conner (2), of West Hartford, Mario Vazquez (484), of New Britain, and Alex Norstrom (1), of Glastonbury, not show, start to pull away from the pack early as they run along Pequot Avenue in New London Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, during the 61st Annual Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Grant O’Connor (2), of West Hartford, pours a glass of water over his head while he and Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, pass by a water station in New London early in the race Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, during the 61st Annual Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Marion Vazquez (484), of New Britain, starts to pull away from Grant O’Connor, left, of West Hartford, and Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, as they approach Waterford during the Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Neal Leibowitz, right, of South Windsor, rests his head on the shoulder of his friend Kevin Glenn, of Bolton, while they and others cool off under the fire hose, set up by the New London Fire Department Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, after finishing the 61st Annual Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Marion Vazquez (484), of New Britain, runs among cyclists on Great Neck Road in Waterford Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, during the Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Alex Norstrom, right, of Glastonbury, catches up and passes Mario Vazquez, of New Britain, while running along Montauk Avenue in New London near the end of the Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Jared Flake, of Watertown, Mass., gives his son, Emerson, 4, the medal he received after finishing the the 61st Annual Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, at Ocean Beach Park in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Alex Norstrom, right, of Glastonbury, increases the distance between Mario Vazquez, of New Britain, while they run along Pequot Avenue in New London near the end of the Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Patrick Daly, of West Hartford, sits under the fire hose, set up by the New London Fire Department, after placing tenth Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, in the 61st Annual Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Hayley Collins, of Tolland, crosses the finish line and places first in the women’s race of the Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon Saturday, Aug. 5, 2025, at Ocean Beach Park in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, crosses the finish line and places first in the mens race of the Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon Saturday, Aug. 5, 2025, at Ocean Beach in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    New London ― The Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon took place Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023 and the race course went through New London and Waterford starting and ending at Ocean Beach Park in New London.

    Alex Norstrom of Glastonbury won the men’s race for the third time and Hayley Collins of Tolland won the women’s race.