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A grieving mother’s marathon

A grieving mother’s marathon

Gina Young, of Viola, Ill., trains for the Quad Cities Marathon’s half-marathon in the cemetery where her son, John-Michael Perry, is buried. The 20-year-old died Aug. 3, 2016, after falling out of a moving car while leaving the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport with friends. The grieving mother says she is running the race to honor her late son and help heal her pain.

Reverend Philip Sourbut runs half marathon as “Act of defiance” against grief.

Reverend Philip Sourbut runs half marathon as “Act of defiance” against grief.

A Church of England minister who recently completed his first half-marathon at the age of 61 says he took up running as an “act of defiance” against grief. Reverend Philip Sourbut completed the Great West Run in Exeter in two hours and five minutes. He said he was “disappointed not to do the race in under two hours but relieved to have still been running at the end.” The Director of Mission and Ministry for the Church of England in Devon only…

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Brian Thomas – The healing power of 1000 miles of ultrarunning

Brian Thomas – The healing power of 1000 miles of ultrarunning

Dr. Thomas explores the effect of ultrarunning on persevering after loss. Dr. Brian Thomas is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Saginaw Valley State University where he teaches and does research on global cultures and food. Dr. Thomas has been running ultramarathons for over a decade. He has successfully completed over a dozen ultramarathons including three 100 mile runs and a solo, unsupported 50k run on the Great Wall of China. He is currently training to run the Hallucination 100…

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