News, events and stories from the Prairie Fire Marathon.

Meet Local Joe, Bethany

Name: Bethany Buczinski Age: 26 Family Status:  Single with my dog-child Riggins Occupation: Medical Laboratory Scientist Running Background:  Only started running about a year ago.  I have completed a couple 5K’s and I attempted my first ever 10K with the River Run. What are you...

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Meet Local Joe, Augstine!

Name: Augustine Iacopelli   Age: 36   Family Status: Bianca is my loving wife of a lucky for me 13 years. She’s the one who actually LIKES running. We have one 5 year old son named Augustine that we call...

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Meet Local Joe, Arleigh!

Name: Arleigh “Gnarleigh” Aldrich Age: 26 Family Status: Just me Occupation: Cellist, Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Wichita Symphony Orchestra Running Background: I have been running for about 5 years, and have completed five half marathons and one full marathon....

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Meet Local Joe, Jared!

Name: Jared Estes Age: 34 Family Status: No spouse or kids but I do have my cat Wonky. Occupation: Professional Speaker Running Background: Started running in early 2005 and then was struck by a drunk driver going over 100 mph on Kellogg....

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Meet Local Joe, Angi!

Name: Angi Webster but you can call me Prattylessfatty Age: 33  Family Status:  Married to the most witty man on earth. Blessed with an ornery ginger 9 years ago and a superbaby who is about to turn 2! Occupation: I...

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Meet Local Joe, Justin!

Name: Justin Murphy   Age: 32 Family Status: Married to My wife Katie for 11 years. 1 son Tyler (9) and 1 daughter Aubrey (6) Occupation: Environmental Scientist at iSi Environmental and I am a Guardsman as a Bioenvironmental Engineering...

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Meet Local Joe, Chandra!

Name: Chandra Stauffer Age:39 Family Status: Married. Three children ages 18, 20 and 21. Occupation: communication specialist at Woodlawn UMC Running Background: Off and on (mostly on) since 2006. Several 5Ks, a 10K and one half marathon on my scorecard....

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Meet the 2013 Prairie Fire Pace Teams – Full Marathon

Full Marathon 3:15 Name: Tom Howard Favorite Race: Boston Marathon Favorite Pre-race Meal: Salmon, potatoes and veggies Why You’re Pacing: because I’m tired of pushing myself to the point that I want to curl up in a ball on the...

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Meet the 2013 Prairie Fire Pace Teams – Half Marathon

Half Marathon Pace Team 1:30 Name:  Patrick Goebel Favorite Race:  Half Marathon Favorite Pre-race Meal:  As plain and normal as I can keep it! Why You’re Pacing:  I want to try to help anyone who has been working at breaking 1:30 do...

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Race Week with the Local Joes

We’re just days away from the 2013 Wichita Prairie Fire Full and Half Marathon. We’ve got our eyes on so many runners, and especially on our Local Joes. We’ve watched these two through Twitter and DailyMile all summer and now...

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