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South Coast Man Who Overcame Illness Celebrates 50th Birthday With 50 Mile Charity Run

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A Santa Barbara County man is celebrating his 50th birthday in style.

He’s running 50 miles, in an effort to raise $50,000 for charity.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports there’s a special twist to the story, because this man overcame a serious medical issue to become a long distance runner.

You can find more information on his story here.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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