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Why I Run displays 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 and show the running world what you are made of.

Jason Henthorn

July 6, 2022
News and Sentinel Half Marathon

Why I Run and What My Career has looked like:

I have been running for 5 years. I run because it's cheaper than a therapist and it keeps me in shape. Last year I competed in my first marathon located in Columbus Ohio. Some people may golf, ride four wheelers, fish, travel, hunt, but I run. Though all the injuries and occasional aches and pains it's what I enjoy. This past year I would say was my best year of running. I was able to run 2,021 miles in total in the year 2021. I was able to run one marathon, 35 half marathons, 245 5ks, 178 10ks, as well as numerous 15ks. My preferred method of running is trial running. Trail running has been able to make me feel relaxed and one with nature.

What keeps me motivated:

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The fitness part of it, staying healthy, the exercise, running in the heat and humidity, rain, cold, snow and ice, all different seasons. The friendships I've made and continue to make. I love helping others. I live to help. If I help one person it makes me so happy. The running and walking community has great people that will do anything to help anyone and I'm proud to be involved with it.

My Superstitions and running quirks:

I always put my shoes on the same way every time I run. Left shoe first, then the right. Then I tie the left, then the right. I always swing wide in the turns to power out of them and push harder to pass people.

Jasons Advice for other runners:

Believe in yourself. Be positive. One step at a time, one mile at a time. Focus on the mile you're running. Not the previous ones. Learn from mistakes that you make, I've made a ton. Not every run will be a PR. You will not place in your age group every single race and that's ok. You're running!! Running is a blessing! It's hard, if it were easy everyone would do it.

Jasons history with running in the News and Sentinel:

One official, one unofficial last year with a group of 18 runners that ran on our own with no traffic control.



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