Running a half marathon is daunting at any age, but that did not stop Rahul Balakrishnan, Gr. 7, who ran a half marathon in Lodi this May. Balakrishnan was the youngest person running the in the third annual Kaiser Permanente Avenue of the Vines Half Marathon & 5K. He finished the race at 2:11:05, placing 184 out of the 495 runners who participated, and finished fifth in his age group. Soon after, Balakrishnan began training for the San Francisco Marathon in July and broke his own record, running it in 1:58:25. His time placed him 32 out of 81 in his age group and 1,574 out of the 8,043 participants who ran the race.