Degree's Not Done Yet Marathon Program - Ashley Z.

Degree’s Not Done Marathoner

Degree's Not Done Yet Marathoner Ashley Zirkle donates her kindey to a complete stranger and keeps going ALTRUISM: HOW MARATHONER ASHLEY ZIRKLE CHANGED A LIFE “You can keep going until you’re done,” says Ashley Zirkle, a Florida-born, Seattle-based marathon runner. “You’re doing great. Just continue to put one foot in front of the ... More

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Degree’s Not Done Yet – MS Runner

Degree’s Not Done Yet Marathon program Story - Sagirah Ahmed Norris “REDEMPTION IS ALWAYS NICE:” HOW SAGIRAH AHMED NORRIS RECONCILED MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND MARATHON RUNNING Sagirah Ahmed Norris is no stranger to running marathons. She’s done the Disney Marathon, the Chicago Marathon, and even the Boston Marathon.  Even though she ... More

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Degree’s Not Done Yet Marathon Story: How Mike Zampella Kept Pushing in a World of Darkness

Welcome to Degree's Not Done Yet Marathon Story series. Let the stories of athletes that kept going inspire, move, and motivate you. Written & Edited by Pavlína Marek "JUST KEEP PUSHING:" HOW MIKE ZAMPELLA KEPT RUNNING IN A WORLD OF DARKNESS Micheal Zampella has always loved sports. From soccer to hockey to judo to lacrosse, he knew ... More

Mike Wardian Nears the Finish Line of his 2022 U.S. Run

On May 1, Mike Wardian set out from San Francisco on a journey across the United States. Now, he’s got less than a week of running left, so close to reaching his goal he can taste it. Wardian’s arguably long journey has taken him through 10 states so far. It brought serious snowstorms as well as scorching sunshine, people curious, kind, ... More

“I started to learn what it really means to listen to your body and listen to your heart.” Training Intuitively: An Exclusive Post-Race Interview with Alexi Pappas

“First, could you introduce yourself?” “Alexi Pappas, Olympian, writer, filmmaker.” This short, to-the-point introduction belongs to none other than 2016 Olympic athlete Alexi Pappas. Besides knowing how to run really far, really fast, Pappas also published a book called Bravey and has worked on multiple films. Pappas ran ... More

#RunningHome Updated: There Has Been a Route Change for Mike Wardian’s Journey Across the US!

A run across the whole of the United States is a difficult affair to plan to say the least and it’s to be expected that some plans may have to change. That is the case for the June 5 through June 11 portion of Mike’s planned route. Those who are planning to join and support Mike during this time should consult the updated route. The ... More

“LIFE IS PRECIOUS:” SAN FRANCISCO MARATHON AMBASSADOR JONATHAN SOCKOLOSKY AND HIS RUNNING FOR MOMS

“What a loaded question! Who is Jonathan Sockolosky…?” That was Jonathan trying to find an answer to Who is Jonathan Sockolosky? It might have been an unfair thing to ask. After all, there are many ways to define oneself. Defined by his work, Jonathan is a scientist at Genentech, working in antibody engineering and large molecule ... More

Battle Buddy Series – A Prayer for the NOT So Good Sport

By Darian McIntosh That’s where excellent sportsmanship comes in. Last time, I discussed the wonderful displays of sportsmanship I was seeing during the many different Olympic events. It was motivating to see so many athletes that were truly happy for their opponent on such a large scale. There were a multitude of inspirational tales ... More

Olympic Dreams

By Ben Connelly As I type this, the 2020 (2021) Tokyo Olympics are underway, with the United States leading the overall medal count and in third place for gold medal count. The Olympic Marathon, is about a week away (Friday, August 6th for women and Saturday, August 7th for men).  Whether or not you are watching any of this year’s ... More

Battle Buddy Series – A Prayer for the Future Olympian?

By Darian McIntosh I am not a sports fan. My husband is. When we sit down to watch TV together, I am afraid I have selfishly influenced the channels we settle on and do more than my fair share of remote-controlling. Much to my husband’s chagrin, the channel surfing never lands on ESPN or TSN (the Canadian equivalent) when we tune in as a ... More