The Harrisburg Marathon
Is Managed By:
The Harrisburg Area YMCA
701 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Extraordinary Marathon Finish
Excerpt from PennLive article Nov. 18, 2013
Josh Beck ushered Donna Mummert across the Harrisburg Marathon finish line in 2:59, 7th place! An amazing finish for any runner, put truly extroardinary for a runner pushing another person. Mummert an athlete with many accolades to her name learned in May that she has ALS, frequently referred to as Lou Gehrigs's disease. But ALS could not stop Mummert from crossing the Harrisburg finish line on November 10.
Needless to say Beck is an extremely skilled and persistent athlete. Beck won the Harrisburg Marathon in 2007 with a time of 2:37:28.
Mummert and Beck met in 2000, when Beck began coaching Mummert, before she experienced any of the symptoms of ALS. In 2013, shortly after learning of her disease, he began "running" with her. They run using a mobile stroller designed by another talented athlete, KC Burkholder.
Learn More About Their Amazing Story in an article by Kelly Leighton - PennLive. Thank you to Kelly for sharing this great story and for all of her coverage of the Marathon.
Link to other articles by Kelly Leighton on the Marathon Media Pages.
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