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Misti Sims

July 9, 2019
News and Sentinel Half Marathon

Name: Misti Sims

Age: 42

Hometown: Parkersburg, WV

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Misti's running career:

I was diagnosed with MS in 2011 and became a runner almost five years ago. I have been on the National MS Team for the NYC Half Marathon twice, The NYC full marathon in 2015, the Boston Marathon in 2018 and will retire after the Chicago Marathon in October. Although I have ran the Parkersburg Half Marathon two times before, this year is a little more special to me. Last year, one of my dearest friends passed away suddenly. She always told me to "Be Epic" so I wanted to do something Epic in her honor. My friend was very proud of me and the least I could do was dedicate a year of half marathons in her name.

Misti's "epic" challenge:

My trainer suggested I run one half marathon a month for one year in order to honor her and use that as a way to grieve the sudden death of my friend. I have signed up and ran all but my last and my last is the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon.

 
 

 

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