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Marathons prepared me for Cancer

The Kangaroo Island Marathon will be my 9th marathon on 5 continents, in the quest to join the '7 Continents Marathon Club'.  But my daughter has become my real inspiration.  

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We tri'd the Kangaroo Island Marathon

I'm a triathlete from San Diego USA who travelled 'downunder' with my wife Laurie to run the 2016 Kangaroo Island Marathon.  

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Volunteer pride

I am a member of the 'Friends of the Parks' volunteer group who hosted one of the drinks stations at the 2016 Kangaroo Island Marathon & Half Marathon.  

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Outside my comfort zone

Three weeks to go and my friend Rhi and I can confidently say that we are finally ready to take on the Kangaroo Island Marathon. 

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From Kangaroo Island to NYC

I've started to use Kangaroo Island as preparation for my international marathons.  The rolling hills are perfect for training. [Image courtesy of 'Big 5' Marathon Africa]

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Ready Set Go

I'm proud to be the Founder and Race Director of the Kangaroo Island Marathon.  But I'm not sure what's more challenging, running a marathon or organising a marathon?  

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A run on the wild side

The Kangaroo Island Marathon is one of Australia’s newest long-distance events and is gearing up for its second running in late August.

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189km over 4 days

Majestic Hotels CEO Eoin Loftus will run 189km across Kangaroo Island to raise awareness for Aboriginal foster children in South Australia. The marathons will be run over four consecutive days, with the Kangaroo Island Marathon acting as the final 42.2km.  Learn more about Eoin's journey and this worthy cause here.  

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88 days until I run in Rio

I can't believe its only 88 days until I run the Olympic Marathon in Rio.  

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Hello shin splints

I discovered shortly after my last blog that the insistent burning pain I was experiencing just above my inner ankles, was actually the beginnings of severe posterior shin splints.  

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Winner winner chicken dinner

My husband and I recently entered the Kangaroo Island Marathon #myrunningmate competition.  We thought if we won wouldn’t it be amazing to finally get a Honeymoon after 7 years of marriage.  We are still shocked that 1400 people voted for us, but so utterly amazingly we won!  And so the training begins.

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Hop step and a leap of faith

I distinctly remember my first reaction when a colleague of mine declared that she wanted to run a half marathon.  It was more of a scoff than anything. Before this madness entered my life, I proudly wore the mantra of "running is for emergencies only". I sat in that obnoxious category that meant if you happened to see me running, you should probably start running too.  

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2018

Absolutely loved it.  This race is up there with the top 3 marathons in world that I have run. Such a friendly atmosphere and the scenery is stunning.

Lyndie Leviston