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Memorial run honors noted marathoner Juan Ramirez Garcia

A memorial run was held Thursday at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley to remember Juan Ramirez Garcia, a noted runner.

Ramirez, 48, of Santa Ana was killed by a hit-and-run driver Aug. 23 while running near the park.

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He was known for his dedication to fitness, running dozens of a miles a week.

At age 28, he ran his first marathon, finishing in 2 hours 53 minutes — a rare feat to finish a marathon in under three hours.

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