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Puerto Vallarta Annual Half Marathon and 5K
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November 11, 2010

(video by Video Diva Productions)
The 8th Annual Half Marathon and 5K, held in Puerto Vallarta, attracted over 720 runners from Mexico, the United States and Canada. It was perfect weather for a run.

"I came down for my friend's wedding," says Amy Huffman of Toronto, "And I figured that while I was here, I might as well bust out a quick 21 kilometers. I just did the half-marathon in Toronto a couple of weeks ago so I figured I was primed and ready and it's a good excuse to eat and drink the rest of the week."

The race began in front of the sports stadium with the 5K runners turning around near Los Tules and the half marathon joggers making the return just past the military base. This local event is extremely popular and draws men and women of all ages.

Jose Luis Lopez Camarena from Arandas, Jalisco said he has basically been running all his life. He started playing soccer when he was very young and that involved a great deal of running up and down the field. He says he just continued and has been competitively entering races for over 30 years. Jose runs races all over the world from five Ks to full marathons. He usually wins his age bracket, which is the over 60, pretty amazing.

For complete results, along with the finishing times visit Organizers are hoping for an even better turn out next year.
After having spent 10 years in the world of US broadcast news, Laura Gelezunas decided to unleash her skills on Puerto Vallarta by opening Video Diva Productions, a full-service, professional digital video company. Whether you're interested in a sales video, WEBmercial, music video, feature story, documentary, or corporate event video coverage, Laura has the experience, equipment and talent to coordinate a professional production. For more information, click HERE or visit her website at

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