His poise and his quiet demeanor belie his relative inexperience. The 36-year-old took to more serious running just four years ago.
Swanson ran cross country in the seventh grade, when then-classmate and now-wife, Norel, routinely beat him. “I was one of the slowest people out there. I just wasn’t motivated or interested,” he says. Now, without fanfare, he has emerged as one of the best competitors in the sport. A great story. Read the article in full here.
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