On March 20, 2016, Jonathan’s mom, Shelley, passed away after a five-year battle with ovarian cancer. Jonathan not only lost his mom, but he also lost his sense of purpose.
His career, his PhD, his entire profession has been in cancer research -- even before his mom was diagnosed with cancer. So, even though he understood her diagnosis ...
Running has been a part of Anna Bretan’s life for as long as she can remember.
Her parents have always been runners, and still are even in their 60s. Her three brothers all run, and Anna started running in high school.
“Running totally suits who I am,” Anna said. “I joined the cross country team in high school and they were all ...
“I don’t know how to swim, I don’t know how to ride a bike, but I can run!” San Francisco Marathon runner Marlena said when she decided to start running.
At the age of 43, Marlena thought she may be having a stroke. She’s a nurse, so she knows the symptoms, and she ended up in the emergency room while she was having a really bad ...
“I knew I wanted to be an Olympian when I grew up,” Greg Billington, the 2019 male winner of the San Francisco Marathon said.
In 2000 Greg eagerly watched the Olympic Games as an 11-year-old. He says he remembers watching Lenny Krayzelburg, a swimmer, earn a bunch of gold medals and he wanted to do that too.
Greg started out as a ...