Medal Monday brings many stories of achievement for our members. Here are recent stories from the Marathon Maniacs and Half Fanatics, as told by you, as posted on the Marathon Maniacs/Half Fanatics Facebook pages.
Bill Berenson (MM1461)- Proud to run my 55th BQ by 30 minutes (thanks to being almost 69) and a nine year PR in Chicago in 3:34:25! 🥳 Seven minutes faster than Berlin two weeks ago. Competed in the Age Group World Championship. Met the legendary Joan Benoit Samuelson. A great weekend!🏃🏽♂️
Bob Stepp (MM8128, DA1902, HF13068) -Medal Monday and blue Monkey is happy
Ilse Werner Berube (MM15780, DA3702, HF18609) – State 35! Amica Newport Marathon in Rhode Island. Fun times with fun friends. Marie Carney Thomas and Kelly Miller Hunter.
Joan Celentano (MM15842) – Not a bad day at the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon yesterday. #24 marathon in the books!
Jeffrey Ward – (MM1741) Medal Monday…..Ran #115 in Chicago. Chilly race but overall nice run.
Marathon Maniacs in Chicago
Merry Mullins (MM15936) – So much to say about this weekend in Chicago!!! It was an emotionally charged weekend for sure. I had an awesome cheer crew who all ran the 5k on Saturday and then cheered me on during my first Major Marathon Sunday. While my time wasn’t exactly where I wanted it to be, it was still ok. 4:54. The atmosphere was amazing! I am so thankful to have been part of the RMHC team. The love and support from these folks were amazing. And the people of Chicago, thank you. Your Awesome!!!
Gregory Rouson (MM12723, DA2354, HF8068) – Lifetime marathon #17 and Abbott World Marathon Majors #3…DONE!!
No long post-race recap this time…except for this:
Berlin Marathon finish time TWO WEEKS AGO: 5:53:58
Finish time today: 5:28:38
Mission ACCOMPLISHED! #MM12723 #DA2354 #RunInBlue #ForTheFallen #purposefulsteps #wearblueruntoremember #chimarathon #RoadtoSixStar #Roustance
Before The Prairie Fire in Wichita.
Jolanta Thorburn(MM15959, DA3742, HF18464) Spooky Spirit Half, Oklahoma City , OK
Lea Reyes (MM13731, DA2891, HF16015) -Dolphin Dash half maesthon in Long Beach. Getting ready for the Long Beach Marathon and 5k next weekend.
Lisa Vezzetti(MM4467) – State #34, marathon or longer #71 in West Virginia!
Greenbrier River Trail Marathon. Super pretty fall colors. I have to go back to 2016 as the last time I ran this fast in a marathon.
John Shangin (MM15948) – I raced in the 2023 Chicago Marathon🏃♂️👟💨& I raced in the Abbott Chicago 5K 🏁
JM Gabriel (MM9970, DA3730, HF18690) – Chicago Marathon
Randy Woodward (MM15271) –Long Hunter Trail Marathon, Nashville TN.
Mostly rocks, loose rocks and exposed tree roots that tried to kill me.
Patrick J. Ritsko (MM15207) – Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Jan H. Steenkamp (MM9420, DA787, HF7811) The last three of MainlyMarathons Center of the Nation Series in South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana
Leah Weller Nicholas (MM4826, DA3228, HF17807) – You know where I was!
Robert Manon (MM6700, DA431, HF3646) Chicago Marathon
3rd World Major
267th lifetime marathon/ultra. And the Chicago 5K
Hank Lopez (MM14044, DA3029, HF16561) – Mainly Marathons; Center of Nation Series. 6 states, 6 marathons, 6 days.
Abbi Beuby Auger (MM5102, DA225,HF933) -Hennipen 50
Brenda Folkerts (MM15695, DA3674, HF18068) – Chicago Marathon
Gilberto Sosa (MM7904, DA1598, HF12046) – Lifetime marathon #148 completed!!! Awesome course, perfect weather and really nice small race
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