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Timothy Stacy - 2024 Runner Stories

Faith and Sports have played a role in my recovery from addiction. I am currently a little over 6 years clean and last year I was in a place of depression, so I started to work out which lead into run...
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Marla Bass - 2024 Runner Stories

I have always had a passion for fitness, and a love of running. My passion lead me to becoming a certified trainer and fitness coach. I wanted others to find a love in movement, and be proud of what t...
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Lauren Hodkey - 2024 Runner Stories

My name is Lauren. I’m 24 years old from Mentor, Ohio and am running the half marathon in May. This will be my first race at this distance and I’m so excited! I have a chronic nerve condition, and my ...
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Hannah Brown - 2024 Runner Stories

I’ve never liked running. I ran 2 half marathons, one in 2016, and the other in 2017, and I hated them. But I knew the lessons learned and habits developed in training were necessary to a life of disc...
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Jacob Hazlett - 2024 Runner Stories

As someone who couldn’t run a mile, I was always curious as to why my wife thought it was “fun” to run 5k’s on Thanksgiving. So in an effort to lose some weight, I thought I’d give running a try and s...
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Sarah Casselberry - 2024 Runner Stories

I ran my first marathon in October 2022, the Marine Corps Marathon. My husband and I raised money for leukemia and lymphoma society. Our daughter was diagnosed with leukemia in October 2021. Neither...
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Candice Toney - 2024 Runner Stories

In 2012, I laced up my running shoes and ran my first race Rite Aid Marathon 5k. I had no idea that this race would be the starting point of a journey that would change my life forever. Back then, I n...
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Ethan Verhoff - 2024 Runner Stories

Starting August of 2022 I started a weight loss journey. At 289 lb I wasn't able to run more than the distance from the couch to the fridge, biking was hard and coming out of a pandemic my morale was ...
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Christopher Nasados - 2024 Runner Stories

In 2017 I reached rock bottom. I was 442 lbs and hated myself for what I had allowed myself to become. I would get out of breath climbing the stairs to my bedroom, and I would have to stop multiple ti...
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Tony Sigmund Sets World Record

When Tony Sigmund crossed the finish line of the Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon on May 22, 2022, he set a world record as the fastest person with two hip replacements to run 26.2 miles.  His...
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