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In this episode we bring you success stories from four people who ran their very first marathon this year (and one ultra marathon).
All four of these runners are loyal MTA fans and it was a huge treat to talk with them. They are everyday people like you and I who took on the challenge of the marathon and changed their life for the better.
No matter where you are in your running journey be sure to celebrate the successes, dream big, and never give up!
Steve Ross lives near Portland, OR and recently finished the Portland Marathon in 3:44. He has been running for 18 months and has overcome major back injury and obesity. At one point he was addicted to pain medication and walked with a cane. Now he wants to run across his home country of New Zealand.
Kelly Nykaza lives near Champaign, IL and has been running for three years. One of her inspirations is her seven year old daughter who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Not only did Kelly train for her first marathon (Chicago) during the fall, she also organized a fundraising event that raised $20,000 for diabetes research.
Andy Richardson is from Beaufort, SC and is a busy dad to 5 kids and a self-employed engineer and blogger. He somehow found time in his busy schedule to train for and complete the Savannah Rock and Roll Marathon in November. He gives great advice over at his blog: startrunningforbeginners.com.
Joseph Nance is from Watertown, TN and has ran over 21 marathons and ultras in the past 2 ½ years. He also completed his first 100 mile race and plans on running the Badwater Ultra-marathon someday. Joseph focuses on the importance of having a positive mental attitude and never quitting.
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