Newton is proud to have some outstanding masters runners in our shoes. Three athletes in particular have had a great year - balancing families, full-time jobs and training to achieve some really impressive race results.
Bob Weiner is a father and a full-time attorney. Just a few weeks ago he finished third in the National Masters Marathon Championship at the Twin Cities Marathon with a time of 2:26. After the race Bob said, "My feet felt great and I had no toe issues at all. My Newtons generated lots of comments."
Pam Reed is a renowned ultrarunner, a race director and a mother. This year she set an American record for running 496 miles in six days in June, and was the second place female finisher at the Badwater Ultra Marathon in July, finishing in just over 29 hours.
Dr. Mark Cucuzella is a father, a family physician and an expert in exercise physiology and running bio-mechanics. This year he ran Boston in 2:37, the Air Force Marathon in 2:36, and will defend his Masters Championship this November at the JFK 50-miler. In his spare time (!?) Mark loves to give back to the sport of running and he is involved in numerous community and children's running programs. He also served as the race director for the inaugural (and very successful) Freedom's Run in Shepardstown, WV earlier this month.
Congratulations to all of these athletes on their outstanding accomplishments in 2009. You're an inspiration to us all!