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Thousands prove running mettle in Huntington

Herald-Dispatch photo by Anthony Davis Schuyler Davis jogs toward the finish line with 40 pounds of Army gear in the Marshall University-St. Marys Half-Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Huntington.
Herald-Dispatch photo by Anthony Davis
Schuyler Davis jogs toward the finish line with 40 pounds of Army gear in the Marshall University-St. Marys Half-Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Huntington.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — When Glenn Carson of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, turned 59, he realized it was time to get off the couch.

“There just comes a time in your life when you decide you can’t become a couch potato,” Carson said Sunday after completing the Marshall University Marathon sponsored by St. Mary’s Medical Center at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

So, for nine years, Carson has been running marathons. His goal is to run one in every state before he “gets too old.” Sunday’s race crossed West Virginia off the list as the 21st state.

 “I’m a little crazy,” he said. “But it’s a better vice than others.”

Carson was one of 2,000 racers participating in the marathon, half marathon and non-competitive 5K. Runners from 38 states and four countries participated.

For those looking to run in all 50 states like Carson, the race is a good choice because it is fairly flat – not something West Virginia is known for…

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