At Sunday’s Columbus Marathon, today’s spotlight runner cut five minutes off her previous best half marathon time.

Equally impressive, this busy mom of three sons has started each day since December 31, 2019, watching the sunrise as she puts in the miles with friends. Now that’s an impressive running streak!

Hi, my name is Betty Forquer. My husband John and I have three sons—-AJ, Nick, and Tyler. 

Why did you start running? I started running a couple of miles for exercise. I ran my first half marathon in 2011 as a challenge.

Favorite thing about running? I enjoy the freedom of getting out every morning for miles, watching the sunrise, and meeting the best running friends.

Favorite race(s) in Central Ohio? Columbus Half Marathon. Love the route and high-fiving all the Champions.

What advice would you give to someone just getting started? Don’t compare yourself to others. Run for yourself and enjoy it. 

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