Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Inspiration

This post is dedicated to Mike Mann, an Air Force running friend who recently lost his battle with cancer. I first met Mike at the Marine Corps Marathon in '03 when he ran for the Air Force marathon team. He was someone who really loved to run and compete. He was also a fast runner with a marathon PR of 2:28. More importantly, Mike was an inspiration to many people. He underwent chemo and battled back running the 2006 Shamrock Marathon in 2:54.


A few links about Mike.
Running Carries Airmen Through Chemo Treatments

Washington Running Report

Running community mourns Mann's death

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I also knew mike and did not even know of his fight with cancer. We competed together at the Marine Corps Marathon as part of the Armed Forces Championships as well. I remember passing him with only a couple of miles left. He ended up running 2:37 that year. What a great guy!
ArmyRunner

Anonymous said...

I also knew mike and did not even know of his fight with cancer. We competed together at the Marine Corps Marathon as part of the Armed Forces Championships as well. I remember passing him with only a couple of miles left. He ended up running 2:37 that year. What a great guy!
ArmyRunner

Dusty said...

Wow, thanks for sharing. An inspiration to say the least.

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