Dylan Turner and Michael McBane of LBHS both have proud mothers in Lori Turner and Jennifer McBane who were happy to supply photos of Saturday April 24th’s Blue Ridge Marathon. The boys were the two youngest official runners and finished first and third in their age divisions and 43rd for Dylan and 50th for Michael over all. Neither young man had ever run 26.2 miles all at once and considering the difficulty of the altitude climb in the marathon they really rocked and rolled! Both finished under four hours.
Lori Turner had this to say
“I just wanted to reemphasize that Peter Walton, L.B. track coach and running mentor, spent the day on his bike moving to different locations to support the boys and keep them focused as they ran the marathon. He has been a constant support and influence in preparing them and seeing them to the finish line!”
She added:” After a successful run, Dylan donned a tux and escorted his date to the LB prom. It was a great day and these boys have much to be proud of!”
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