2013 Detroit Marathon & Hope Water Project Update! 08/05/21
As many of you know, I have been training hard all spring, summer and fall for the Detroit Marathon. On October 20th, all the hard work paid off as I competed in the International 1/2 Marathon event. It was a great day - full of excitement. There were many memorable moments... running across the Ambassador Bridge just as the sun was rising, stunning views of the Detroit skyline, running through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, many fans cheering for Hope Water Project runners and, of course, CROSSING THE FINISH LINE!
Here are a couple shots I took with my iPhone camera as I ran:
I was really happy with how the race went. I achieved the time goal that I set! I was trying to run faster than 7:50/mile. My official time was 1:41:52 with a pace of 7:46/mile!
Finally, but certainly not least, myself and fellow Hope Water Project runners hit our fund raising goal of $1,000,000 for clean water in Africa! Thank you so much to all who supported this great cause! Below is a cool video that my church (Kensington Church) put together that celebrates team Hope Water Project's big day at the Detroit Marathon. (By the way, with more than 1,000 runners, Hope Water Project was the biggest charity running team ever in the history of the Detroit Marathon!)