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Supporting KC Marathon Participants: One Cheer at a time

I am a runner and a race spectator. I ran my first marathon in 2005; the Go! St. Louis Marathon.  I had never run a marathon before and didn’t know what I was doing at all. I trained too much, ran in the wrong shoes, never wore anything moisture wicking, and didn’t fuel properly. I […]

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Time for a “Six Month Checkup”

I started to schedule my dental six month checkup and hesitated.  Not because I don’t want to, as weird as it sounds, I actually don’t mind visiting my dentist every six months.  I am proud to tout that I have never worn braces, never had a root canal let alone even a filling. It probably […]

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Kansas City Tennis – Opportunity Abounds

Kansas City is filled with tennis opportunities whether you are new to tennis, coming back to the game after a layoff, or if you think you are good enough for the US Open.  With courts from the Plaza, to Barry Park in the northland, and Indian Creek Rec Center in Overland Park, there’s plenty of […]

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A little help from my fellow participants

My name is Karen Beacom.  I recently ran my first full marathon on October 18, 2014 at the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds.  I was so very impressed with the city itself and the electric feeling of being a marathon participant. I ran my first half marathon at the IMT Des […]

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WIN for KC Youth Advisory Board busy in 2015

The WIN for KC Youth Advisory Board has kept very busy in recent months.  We started the year off strong in January with a presentation by Roy Kevin, an admissions officer from Rockhurst University.  He offered us tips on college resumes, applications and essays.  He also gave us insight into what admission departments look for […]

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Jackie Frost is an athlete all her life

Hi, my name is Jackie Frost.  I am a wife, mother of three, full-time student, marathon runner, and a triathlete.  I am an athlete.  Oh, and I really, really like homemade guacamole and salsa. I have always had a passion for participating in sports, especially running.  I loved playing sports through high school; I played […]

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This fan will be Forever Royal

Last year I had the pleasure of attending the American League Wild Card game. The crazy game where the Kansas City Royals were down 3-7 and came back to win in the 12th inning 9-8. This is also the game where I lost my voice and the game where I fell hard for baseball, again. […]

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First-time triathlete does research then action

Hello! Joni here again with an update on my Triathlon preparations.  The thing weighing heavily on my mind right now is which bike to ride.  I am trying to keep the cost down so I want to use one of the bikes that I already have, even though neither is a road bike. I have […]

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Finding her inner me while training for the Triathlon

My journey to the triathlon world began a little over two years ago when I saw a posting about the WIN triathlon on social media.  I was intrigued about the women’s only focus as well as the challenge to try something new that was complete out of my comfort and fitness zone.   In the […]

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