Sunday, January 16, 2011

Congratulations Dano!

What a thrill it was to watch our son-in-law Dano run the Rock and Roll Arizona Marathon!

Congratulations Dano!
With 30,000 runners, he came in the top 200
Amazing considering this was his first Marathon.
With a finish time of 3:09:43 he now qualifies for the Boston Marathon.
It was also exciting to see Josh Cox, who holds the American title for the 50K.
His goal for this event was to beat the world record. Unfortunately he missed by a mere 7 seconds.
Josh set the American record at this same venue in 2009.
It's been an insightful year, watching Dano's dedication and training.
As a business owner who works long hours, and a father of 3 young children, most of his training came before the sun rose each morning.
His greatest support has been our daughter Amy.
The loud cheering and enthusiastic crowds create such positive energy for the athletes.
Mr. Cactus and I were just happy to be there, and to help with the grandbabies so they could see their dad run.
Tonight 5 year old Isaak said "This has been the best day of my life. I got to see my dad run a Marathon!"


Truffle queen said...

Yeah DANO! wow - what a great time he had! On to Boston! And his FIRST marathon! Unreal! Such sweet grandchildren! Glad to hear you are OK - I was getting concerned!

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Fabulous performance, Dano. Great work and what a supportive family !~! Gorgeous grandkids, so cute.

Caro said...

Kids say the sweetest things. You'll remember that forever. It's just precious.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

congratulations to Dano on running the race - they are a very nice looking couple!

Nanette Merrill said...

Aw how sweet. You will love being closer to them.

Carol said...

That is terrific!

Kris said...

Oh, Nedra - What a special treat to spend time with your family!! And a great looking family, I might add!! Congratulations, Dano!! Kris

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Congratulations to Dano and I admire anyone that has so much dedication. The family looks as happy as Dad is.