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The Princeton Park District and Easter Seals of LaSalle/Bureau counties partnered to hold a half-marathon on Saturday. What motivates you to keep going in a marathon event?

“I keep pushing myself. It’s all about self accomplishment.”

Bodie Smallwood, Princeton

“I want to be healthy. I enjoy the mental challenge.”

Tim Martin, Ladd

“I am motivated to run even through the rain and wind for the physical challenge.”

Mollie Martin, Ladd

“It’s the accomplishment of it! This is my third half-marathon.”

Abby Griggs, Princeton

“I want to better my health. My husband has trained with me and encourages me.”

Tammy Lange, Princeton

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