Half My Size

  Posted By: Jamie Johnson After weighing in at 350lbs on April 26th, 2011, I decided enough was enough.  I started weight watchers and began to get active.  I slowly started walking, which progress into running.  I fell in love with running!!  This past May I completed my first ever 1/2 marathon, and also participated as part of a relay team for the Akron marathon.  I loved my experience as part of the relay team, so decided to make Akron my first  ever full marathon!  After losing over 1/2 of me...

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Qualifying for my First Boston

  Posted By: Nadine MacLeod After 10 years and 23 full marathons later, I finally earned my Boston qualifying time on the Akron course on 9/28/13.  Akron always proves to be a nice marathon for me, but in order to run smart I needed to start slow and steady to enable my body to run fast by the time I reaching mile 15; a point on the full marathon course where hills begin to build.  Race morning arrives, and my walk to the start area beings.  I greet the volunteers assembling the fluid/GU station around the...

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Akron is My Boston Marathon

  Posted By: Daniel Hettinger I am so excited to have an opportunity to share my story. I have been a runner my whole life and absolutely love the sport. The high it brings, the gratification, the challenges, and setting new goals. In 2008, I decided that I wanted to run my first marathon. I have done 5k’s and 10k’s in the past but never a marathon. After reading an article in Runner’s World Magazine, I realized that one of the up and coming marathons was right here in front of me. I decided...

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