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You would think by now that with marathon season all wrapped up, we might be tired just thinking about all those miles our Team Reeve participants conquered. But that is definitly not the case. To talk to marathoners after they've accomplished all that they have is just as exciting as talking to them before the big marathon day.
Here's two recent news pieces about some of our awesome (to say the least) Team Reeve-ers!
Ryon Lane, (pictured) who broke his neck in September 2008 just ran the New York City Marathon... in under three hours! What!? He was recently featured in a Runner's World online blog and on Garmin's website.
We love hearing from fitness customers who are able to accomplish their goals with the help of Forerunner to mind their miles, pace and more. But the email we got from Ryon Lane on Monday, after running a sub-3 hour marathon at the New York City Marathon, had quite an impact, as well as an unbelievable back story.
Read what Ryon wrote.
And then there are friends Michael Pucci (pictured) and Freddy Ketchum. Having been friends with Christopher and Dana's son, Will, these two boys decided to take on the 26.2 miles of the New York City Marathon together.
"We both figured we were pretty good athletes, pretty good runners," said Ketchum, a sophomore at Yale University.
The two began training in July, with a 20-mile run in New York's Central Park a few weeks before the big event. They finished together in 4 hours and 32 minutes.
Still, even with training, the last 6 miles were tough.
"You have nothing left in the tank," Pucci said.
Written on the back of their shirts was a quote from Christopher Reeve, who died in 2004: "For everyone who thought I couldn't do it. For everyone who thought I shouldn't do it. For everyone who said, `It's impossible.' See you at the finish line!"
Read the rest about Michael and Freddy.
As always... GO TEAM REEVE!
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