South Dakota

I got a bit emotional as I realized these people didn’t know me, but were cheering for me anyway. – Renee Neufeld (April 19, 2010)

Posted on Jun 18, 2016 in 2010, F 18 - 34, Neufeld - Renee, South Dakota

I got a bit emotional as I realized these people didn’t know me, but were cheering for me anyway. – Renee Neufeld (April 19, 2010)

My first attempt to train and qualify for Boston came in 2004 with the Chicago Marathon. I was training really well, and then while playing a large group game at camp, I did an unintentional back flip. Afterwards my knee wasn’t the same, but I decided to run the marathon anyway. I came so close to qualifying, but I forgot to figure in the final 2/10 mile. I finished with a 3:41:22, 23 seconds short of qualifying. I decided it was God’s way of telling me I should get my knee checked out. The resulting appointment led me to knee surgery for a meniscus tear and several weeks of rest. The...

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