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SPS Squad Wins Back On My Feet in24 12 Hour Relay

At last weekend’s Back On My Feet in24, SPS put up a solid showing in the 12 hour relay.  The Be Your Dream squad of Heather Hoechst, Jack Marmorstein, Luis Gaitan, Tim Hein and Jerry Handley ran 12 laps in a scintillating 11 hours 33 minutes and 35 seconds, which calculates to a 6:50 pace for 101 mile, to easily win the category.  The second place squad was a full lap behind.

In the Lone Ranger ultramarathon, Fred Druding braved the heat to run his first ultra and finished 59 miles.  Johanna Goode also ran 67 miles despite painful blisters.

Congrats to all others who participated!

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Heather Hoechst Finishes Second Place at ODDyssey Half

The sweltering heat and humidity (not to mention hilly course) took a toll on just about every runner at Sunday’s ODDyssey Half Marathon.  Just about everyone except SPS’s Heather Hoechst.  Attributing her comfort in the conditions to her Georgia upbringing, Heather blistered through the course in a personal half marathon best of 1 hour 28 minutes and 26 seconds to finish second out of over 1,400 other females at ODDyssey.  She was just 15 seconds from the top spot.  Congrats to Heather for yet another terrific performance.

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