60th running of the Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon


Runners depart the starting line for the 60th running of the Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting and finishing at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, ran away with the men’s title while Angelia Rafter, of Moosup, was the first woman across the finish line. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Spectators on Great Neck Rd. Cheer on the runners in the 60th Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting and finishing at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, ran away with the men’s title while Angelia Rafter, of Moosup, was the first woman across the finish line. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Angelia Rafter cheers as she crosses the finish line in the 60th running of the Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting and finishing at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, ran away with the men’s title while Angelia Rafter, of Moosup, was the first woman across the finish line. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Alex Norstrom crosses the finish line in the 60th running of the Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting and finishing at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, ran away with the men’s title while Angelia Rafter, of Moosup, was the first woman across the finish line. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The lead pack of Alex Norstrom (1), Grant O’Connor (2), and Roberto Piotto (686) pass a water station during the 60th running of the Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon Saturday, August 6, 2022 , starting and finishing at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, ran away with the men’s title while Angelia Rafter, of Moosup, was the first woman across the finish line. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Alex Norstrom (1) passes Scott Bushey (166) and John Snow (797) Great Neck Rd. In Waterford during the 60th running of the Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting and finishing at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, ran away with the men’s title while Angelia Rafter, of Moosup, was the first woman across the finish line. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Competitor Heather Edmunds hands her donation off to a United Way volunteer prior to the 60th running of the Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting and finishing at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, ran away with the men’s title while Angelia Rafter, of Moosup, was the first woman across the finish line. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Runners cool off in the spray of a fire house after the 60th running of the Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting and finishing at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, ran away with the men’s title while Angelia Rafter, of Moosup, was the first woman across the finish line. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Alex Norstrom (1) pulls away from Grant O’Connor (2), and Roberto Piotto (686) 60th running of the Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting and finishing at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, ran away with the men’s title while Angelia Rafter, of Moosup, was the first woman across the finish line. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Grant O’Connor (2), John Freeman (331), and Roberto Piotto (686) for the lead pack at the beginning of the 60th running of the Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting and finishing at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, ran away with the men’s title while Angelia Rafter, of Moosup, was the first woman across the finish line. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Runners depart the starting line for the 60th running of the Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting and finishing at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, ran away with the men’s title while Angelia Rafter, of Moosup, was the first woman across the finish line. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Luis Obregon Astorga pushes Angel Robles across the starting line for the 60th running of the Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting and finishing at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, ran away with the men’s title while Angelia Rafter, of Moosup, was the first woman across the finish line. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Competitor Ted Kaminski warms up along the boardwalk before the 60th running of the Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting and finishing at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, ran away with the men’s title while Angelia Rafter, of Moosup, was the first woman across the finish line. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Entrants in the 60th running of the Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon make final preparations in the parking lot Saturday, August 6, 2022, starting and finishing at Ocean Beach Park in New London. Alex Norstrom, of Glastonbury, ran away with the men’s title while Angelia Rafter, of Moosup, was the first woman across the finish line. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Nearly a thousand runners took to the roads of southern New London and Waterford to race in the 60th running of the Ocean Beach/John and Jessie Kelley half-marathon Saturday, August 6, 2022.

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