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Ready to race? I am! Meet me: The New Intern.

May 25, 2017 - Madison Sury
Hello fellow runners!

My name is Madison Sury and I am the official 2017 Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon Race Coorindator Intern. That's quite the mouthful to say.

I am a 2015 graduate from Waterford High School, and now I am currently going into my junior year at Ohio University with a major in Strategic Communication, a minor in Marketing, and a certificate in Social Media. While I'm not busy cranking away at my schoolwork, I dedicate myself to running on the Ohio University Women's Cross Country and Track team. Running comes as a passion of mine since high school and I wanted to continue that passion into college. I always say that after college is over I'll take a longggg break from running, but I know I'll eventually persuade myself into running half marathons and marathons. I especially love running because I love to see my progression throughout the years and see myself becoming a fitter athlete. I currently ended my outdoor track season with a personal record of 4:38 in the 1500m race, so that was a momentous way to end the season.

I currently have two internships while I balance that with running 50-60 miles a week. I spend half of my week at Stonewall Marketing in Marietta as an intern, and the other half here at The News and Sentinel. After work, I run/lift for about two hours and then I call it a night. I love staying busy and focusing on my future career and my running career.

So what better place to intern than the Parkersburg News and Sentinel? I have the chance to combine my passion for communications with my passion of running. How lucky am I? I am striving to make this year's half marathon event the best yet! I even convinced myself to run the half marathon, so this will be a huge summer for me: my first internship and my first half marathon.

Stay tuned on the blog for updates on the race and even helpful running training tips throughout the summer. If you are curious about anything running related, let me know and I'd love to answer your questions. Email me at

T-minus 86 days until the half marathon and 2-mile race, so let's lace up our running shoes and get to training! Head to to register for this year's race!



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