Profile

First Name

Mike

Nickname

mikeffy5gmail-com

Last Name

Ethington

Location

Rock Island, IL

Racing Distances

1/2 Marathon

Personal Bests

Marathon – 2:45 (37 years ago)

Half Marathon – 1:47:12  (1:13:51 in my younger years).

10k – 46:18 (33:05 – college)

5k – 22:52 (16:05 – college)

 

 

Bio

I ran Cross Country and Track in high school and college (non-scholarship runner).  I continued running road races post-college until age 29.  I took a 15 year hiatus due to injuries, marriage (coincidence only), job demands, kids and their travel sports, etc and general mental fatigue.  The last ten years, I’ve made a gradual return to running as an overall health/wellness plan.  I’ve lost some much needed weight and started entering races again which has motivated me to attempt half marathons (which I’ve since completed four).  I am currently entered in this fall’s Chicago Marathon.  It will be my first attempt at this race and I will be representing the American Federation for Suicide Prevention Charity Group in memory of one of my older brothers.

Upcoming Races

Firecracker 5k in East Moline, Il (July 4th).  And Chicago Marathon, Oct 9th.