Category: KC Marathon Blog

Van Batavia runs despite battling an immune deficiency

It’s hard enough going through life with its trials and tribulations, but how does someone go through life with a genetic condition and still manage to live out their days doing what they love most—running.  Runner, librarian, teacher and mother of three, Angela Van Batavia, tells us how. Van Batavia was diagnosed May 2013 with […]

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Scheer to run 12 marathon in 12 months

Renowned author and motivational speaker Denis Waitley once said that there are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. A former cyclist turned marathon runner, Cory Scheer, has chosen to accept the responsibility for changing his circumstances after experiencing a near-fatal accident in July. […]

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Daughters to run marathon in memory of Dad

Is it possible for an active, healthy endurance athlete to be hit with the devastation of being diagnosed with Chronic Myleomonocytic Leukemia?  For Jim Reading, father of Erica Reading, it was.  The diagnosis shocked the Reading family as within 36 hours of checking Jim into the hospital, he was placed on life support and continued […]

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Couple plans to run a marathon and marry on the same day

Have you ever thought to yourself ‘I want to run a marathon the morning of my wedding.’  No?  Well John Fritch and Shelley Fehrenbach are going to do just that on Saturday, October 19.  That’s right, John and Shelley have registered for the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds and plan to […]

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October 19 marks the 100th marathon for John Henrich

After 16 years, John Henrich is returning to where it all started.  Where running became a big part of his life.  Where he ran his first marathon in 1997.  At that time the Kansas City Marathon course crossed state lines and hit both Missouri and Kansas.  “We had all kinds of weather that day, rain, […]

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