Marion Kirschner

Today’s spotlight athlete has developed some of her closest friendships through running. Hi, I’m Marion!  I live in Delaware County, Ohio with my husband of almost 16 years, Kevin, and my twin girls Kendall and Kylie. (Believe it or not, they are not named after the Jenners.  LOL.)  We also have a crazy 2-year-old mutt […]

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Dawn McMahon

A busy mom of four daughters is this week’s featured runner. Hi, my name is Dawn McMahon, and I am married to my high school sweetheart Brian. Together we have four wonderful daughters ages 3-12 and two dogs. Why did you start running? I started running in 2012 after experiencing postpartum depression and realizing I

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John Hykes

At dinner with friends 11 years ago, John Hykes and his buddies joked about him running the Columbus Marathon. Guess what, he did it! Hi, I’m John A. Hykes, running out of Hilliard. My wife Kelli and I have 2 sons, Steele and Liam, a senior and freshman respectively at Hilliard Darby HS, and a

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Dan Noonan

This week’s spotlight guest started running a short time ago proving it’s never too late to lace up your shoes. Hi, I am Dan Noonan. My wife, Carolee, and I have two grown children, Ben an EMT/Firefighter, and Delia, a college student along with our cat, Bucky, and backyard chickens. Why did you start running?

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Abbey Le Roy

New to Central Ohio, this week’s spotlight guest is anxious to get to know the Columbus racing scene. Hi, I’m Abbey Le Roy, wife to David and mom to Deni (9). Why did you start running? I started running cross country in middle school as a way to get connected and make friends. I took

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Dustin Whitehair

We are honored to share Dustin Whitehair’s story this week. Dustin is quite an accomplished runner. My name is Dustin Whitehair, and I’m currently single. I run for the Columbus Running Company Elite Team and I’m an Assistant Cross Country and Middle School Track Coach for Bexley City Schools. Why did you start running? Like

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Jen Deskins

Next up in our weekly spotlight is Jen Deskins. Known as an encourager to all she meets, Jen is an active participant in the Westerville Women Running group.⠀⠀Hi, I’m Jen Deskins. My husband is Elden and we have four young adult sons—Nathan, Jacob, Eli, and Isaac—a dog Roscoe and cat Benson. I’m surrounded by boys!⠀⠀Why

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Ari Fleeman

A dad of newborn twins is in the spotlight this week. Ari is raising funds for this year’s Columbus Marathon supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital. ⠀Hi, I’m Ari Fleeman, and my wife is Emmeline. We have 8-month old twins named Oliver and Alfie, and two dogs, Charlie and Chloe.⠀⠀Why did you start running?⠀I actually started running

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Holly Varian

If you have been around the running community for any length of time, it’s likely you have met Holly Varian. Holly (pictured in the middle) is a runner and volunteer who has a heart for service.⠀⠀Hi, I’m Holly Varian. My husband Duey and I have two kids Coral (19) and Jonah (17). ⠀⠀When did you

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