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Tailwind, an interview with an eagle. As you may have heard, the Air Force Marathon is welcoming a new staff member to the team.  Tailwind the eagle has arrived to serve as the race’s new mascot.  You may not know a lot about this enthusiastic supporter so we sat down for an illuminating interview to

  The time of year has finally rolled around for the 2016 Olympics. How many of you are like us and are giddy about this year’s events? We follow the stories all year of the various runners and watch their careers turn into life-long dreams of going to the Olympics. We are especially excited this

Whether you are a new to the world of running or you have been at it for years, I am confident you can relate to the term “newbie”. Anytime one endeavors into a new activity, fears or worries always arise out of the pure fact that it’s never been experienced and you’re unsure what to

Elizabeth Gray was not always a runner. In fact, she was faced often with a difficult scenario many women face but do not confront. Not only was she told she could never run a marathon, she has survived the act of domestic violence and is happy to share her story with you. The following blog


The Tortoise and the Hare Most of us recall the famous story about the tortoise and the hare. The hare was prideful and felt for sure he would win the race, being up against a tortoise. Therefore, the hare jumped ahead and then along the way, took a nap, confident he would win. Well, we

Volunteer Spotlight At the Air Force Marathon, it takes volunteers of all ages. We have many who sign up to volunteer individually, but we also have groups. Groups come to volunteer from businesses, units on base, community organizations, ROTC cadets, medical students and more. We can’t say it enough: We love our volunteers! GE Aviation in Vandalia This

How many of you have had a running partner along the way? That could include anyone from a spouse, a best friend, a co-worker, a running group or even a dog. But how many of you have experienced the phenomenon of meeting a complete stranger on a course and picking up pace with that person?

The Heart of a Pilot John Belluardo is animated, moving his hands quickly when he speaks. He smiles widely, and shakes hands with confidence. After seven arterial bypasses, John has a plethora of reasons to celebrate life, part of which he does through running. Today, we share with you John’s story. “Never, never, never give