Our Runners’ Stories
Inspiration comes to runners from many avenues–personal goals, health issues, other’s example and tragedy are just a few of the influences. We are proud that Mankato Marathon runners want to share their stories of boldness.
My Story – Amber Maddox In April of 2012, I gave birth to my second daughter. Eleven days after she was born, I decided to change my life. Over the course of 13 and a half months, I managed to lose 136 lbs and discovered a love for running along the way. Read My Story Go>
My Story – Steve Larson My friend Doug Wiehe was an avid runner would give me a hard time about not running. Doug was killed in a motorcycle in August of 2007. The day after that at Doug’s visitation, his wife Tanya introduced me as the guy running Grandma’s with her next year. Read My Story Go>
My Story – Rebecca J. Williams I was the final finisher of last year’s Mankato Marathon. When I approached the finish, the FINISH banner was already taken down but I was filled with new strength and energy. Read My Story Go>
Her Story – Lindsay Henkels Marathon runner Lindsay Henkel, of Mankato, will participate in the Mankato Marathon Half Marathon on October 20 in her pursuit of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials. Read Her Story Go>
Her Story – Juana Raatz Juana Raatz knew she wanted to run another marathon. She also knew she wanted to find a way to benefit a fundraiser at her church. That’s how she found herself running in the upcoming Mankato Marathon to raise funds for Operation Christmas Child. Read Her Story Go>
Beyond the Miles
The Mankato Marathon paired up with Mayo Clinic Health System to create a new blog that will provide tips for training, nutrition, injury prevention, recovery and other running-related subjects each month from a different Mayo Clinic Health System expert.
Read this month’s post by Mayo Clinic Health System patient Don Wright — Running 75th Marathon in Mankato.