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Why I Run will display News and Sentinel Half Marathon racers and their stories. We want to know about your running career, motivation to run and your advice to first time half marathon racers. This is your chance to show off your accomplishments, and you could be next. Contact us at halfmarathon@newsandsentinel.com and show the running world what you are made of.
 
 
 

Rodney McWilliams

July 10, 2019
News and Sentinel Half Marathon

Name: Rodney McWilliams

Age: 53

Hometown: Paden City, WV

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Rodney's running career:

I have been running for 14 years, in which I have completed 14 half marathons. 13 of them have been the News and Sentinel Half Marathon and one in Columbus. I set my personal record of 1:56 in the Parkersburg Half.

Rodney's Motivation:

The sense of accomplishment and keeping the string of consecutive years going, the excitement of race day and the friendliness of the other racers.

Advice from Rodney:

Start the race slow and don't get caught up in the racing pace. It will help you in the second six miles. Enjoy the atmosphere and make some friends along the race.

 
 

 

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