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Marathon Organizers, Next Time Let's Do It Right, by the Numbers

March 07, 1987

Scott Ostler says that the marathon on Sunday drew 1.4 million spectators. Allowing 18 inches per spectator, they would have had to be lined up 7 1/2 deep on both sides of the street for 26.2 miles.

1.4 million? More like 400,000.

ROBERT L. PIERCE

Thousand Oaks

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