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Hitting the Ground Running

Days filled with designing experiments, collecting data, and submitting grants keep our research faculty and staff members on the move. Yet, many still choose to spend their free time running. The following is a list of research faculty and staff who informed us that they completed a marathon, triathlon or some equally challenging physical feat.

  • Jenna Acker, Ironman Wisconsin, September 2008

  • Sarah Bauer, Detroit Free Press Marathon, October 2009

  • Michael Bolton, Mardi Gras Marathon, February 2002

  • Alyssa Charrier, John Pettingill Triathlon (San Juan Island, WA), 2005

  • Dawn Comstock, Grandma’s Marathon (Duluth, Minnesota), June 1999

  • Harkness Connell, completed 10 marathons, most recently completed the St. Louis Marathon, April 2010

  • Adam Davis, Columbus International Triathlon & Sports Festival, July 2007

  • Mike Drapcho, Wendy's International Triathlon, June 2004

  • Heithem El-Hodiri, Columbus Marathon, October 2007

  • Brian Followell, completed the Columbus Marathon in 2009, most recently completed Labor of Love 50 Mile (Lovell Canyon, NV), April 2010

  • Bill Gardner, completed several triathlons, one marathon: the Salt Lake City Marathon, 1977

  • Lenore Giannunzio, Season Opener Nemacolin Adventure Race, April 2008

  • Paige Katz, Las Vegas Triathlon, April 2003

  • Kristen Leraas, Akron Women's-Only Triathlon, September 2008

  • Iyore Otabor, Columbus Capital City Half Marathon, May 2009

  • Chelsea Rankin, plans for two triathlons and Chicago Marathon this year, completed the Columbus Marathon, October 2009

  • Leah Schmelzer, Beach Bum Triathlon (Hilton Head Island, SC), July 2006

  • John David Spencer, completed 25-plus triathlons, most recently completed the Rock N' Roll Arizona Marathon, January 2010

  • Liz Varga, completed several triathlons in 2009, completed the St. Louis Marathon, April 2010

  • Samantha Wallace, Bay Run Half Marathon (Glengarriff, Ireland), May 2008

  • Bryce Walters, completed one marathon, two triathlons and a handful of half-marathons, most recently completed the Outer Limits Triathlon, August 2007

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