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Oct 17

This one is for you Dad!

My marathon story began June 5, 2011—the day I learned my Dad had lung cancer. A man nearly 80, who played tennis every morning, and enjoyed life to the fullest was now diagnosed with a deadly disease—I could not believe it then, and still to this day, have a difficult time accepting the reality of …

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Sep 28

I Think I Can’t, But Then I Did Anyway

“I could never do that.” I hear this all the time when I talk about the races I’ve done, and the races I’m preparing for. I get it when people say that to me, because I used to say that to other people when they told me what athletic activities they were up to. I …

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Nov 02

Devon’s DetermiNation Story: A Nervous First-Timer

It all began with a postcard. In March 2011, I had half-marathon training on my mind. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Half was looming on my calendar, and I, having never run any race farther than a 5K, was nervous. And anxious. And starting to feel panicked. I remember the day I received that postcard from the American Cancer …

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