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FEATURE – Feeling Lucky

Ten area teens will pedal with purpose this summer, riding some 3,700 miles over a 10-week period, from Maryland to Oregon. The group, dubbed “Lucky 13,” a play on the year 2013, aims to raise $30,000 for UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive ...

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FEATURE – Headbands of Hope

By Jennifer Kirby The story of Jessica Ekstrom’s passion for using headbands to fight childhood cancer starts with her internship as a college freshman at Walt Disney World. “That’s how I became connected with Make-a-Wish,” the foundation that grants wishes ...

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INSPIRATION – Tri Because You Can!

By Gwen Romeo, Team In Training Campaign Manager    As a staff person for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT) program, I come across a lot of selfless individuals who inspire me on a daily basis. ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE – Kristy Lehman, 35: Respiratory Therapist – York, S.C.

“My most memorable moment actually wasn’t even about me.” My most memorable moment actually wasn’t even about me. I volunteered at the Ramblin’ Rose in Rock Hill prior to competing in the race in Huntersville (Charlotte). I wanted to get ...

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INSPIRATION – Inspiration in the New Year

  By Casey Saussy   At Endurance we aspire to provide you with inspiration to pursue your dreams and motivation to achieve them. Many of the most inspirational people we meet are those who have overcome an obstacle or disadvantage ...

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FEATURE – Burrito Bikers on a Roll

  D.C. Lucchesi To hear Tommy Holderness tell it, Charlotte’s Burrito Bikers just kind of happened. An idea plucked from a bike magazine five years ago has turned into a regular Sunday service, if you will, providing a portable hot ...

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INSPIRATION – Battle with Epilepsy Helps Van Deren Forge Her Strength Through Adversity

By Suzanne M. Wood   People run for many reasons: some for the physical benefits, some for the runner’s high, others to compete against themselves or others, and many – like most of us who work for or shop at ...

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INSPIRATION – Famed Ultra Runner Diane Van Deren to Run the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

  Famed ultrarunner Diane Van Deren, who was named one of National Geographic’s “Adventurers of the Year” in 2010, spent 10 years racked by epilepsy before radical brain surgery gifted her with a seizure-free life and a superhuman endurance that ...

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INSPIRATION – Chapel Hill native runs 10-miler to honor dad

By Ellen de Graffenreid Jessica Perry of Hudson, MA, is traveling more than 700 miles to run 10 and she thinks it’s worth it!  The marathoning mom of 3 wanted to do a charity run and saw the 2012 Wells ...

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INSPIRATION – A Runner’s Resolution

Tony Swartz after losing 60 pounds and completing the 2011 City Of Oaks Half Marathon in Raleigh.   By Gwen Romeo Everyone has made a New Year’s resolution at some point. Some are geared toward self-improvement, some are about pleasing ...

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