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Rossmoor Resident to Run Boston Marathon!

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We have many skills and talents represented here in Rossmoor. It’s an amazing place when you step back and look at it.

And some of that talent are athletic skills. From cycling to dance and baseball/softball to aquatics (swim/dive/sail/row/ski), there’s not much that at least a segment of Rossmoor doesn’t represent.

One such skill is running. Some run for fun and others run to stay in shape. Then there are those that end up running for distance, distance running is an art in itself. With weekly conditioning and training takes a couple of hours 2-5 times a week, training for a marathon takes hard work, dedication, and family support.

Hundreds of marathons are run each year. These races cover 26.2 miles (42.195 meters)  and are run both indoors and outdoors, with some being run as road races that cover city streets and more open roads. Many cities around the world hold marathons including LA, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, London, and Paris. And of course, the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathon is the Boston Marathon which was first run in 1897.

To run in this prestigious road race you must qualify and the event organizer, the Boston Marathon Association turns away thousands of applications every year. The 125th Boston Marathon that will run on Monday, October 11, 2021, is no different.  There was only a four-day entry window to apply and runners must have a qualifying time in an accredited race for their age group to enter.

 Rossmoor’s Own

Nathan Searls | OurrossmoorRossmoor resident and RCSD Director, Nathan Searles has qualified and been accepted to run in this year’s event. Years of training have paid off even in a year where the field has been limited to just 20,000 in-person participants and will use a rolling start to provide for more social distancing. If you see Nathan in the neighborhood, make sure to stop and say congratulations. As marathon runners will tell you, this is a big deal. Congratulations to you Nathan!

Best of luck in the race and we will be rooting for you, especially about mile 20 when you’ll encounter the infamous half-mile Heartbreak Hill.  If you want to follow along with Nathan’s adventure, you can download the official Boston Marathon App

 

If you know of a Rossmoor resident that ROCK at what they do or have accomplished, please share their story with us for consideration for a future Rossmoor Rocks article. Thanks!

 

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