Marathon for the Cure Team Member Trains for 11th Full Marathon

daniel connerGuest post by Jenna Sopko, Events Intern

Daniel Conner has completed more than 260 miles of marathons around the world and now he will join the Marathon for the Cure team to add 26 more miles to his total. Daniel will be running his 11th full marathon at this year’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon.

Daniel began running in 2011 and completed his first 5k at the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. Since then, he has run 10 marathons including one in Athens, Greece, and one in Dresden, Germany as an Athlete Ambassador for the Columbus Marathon. Another item he checked off from his list? Running the Boston Marathon twice.

This year as part of the Marathon for the Cure team, he runs for his sister. “My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple years before that [2011]. She was cancer free until this year and had a double mastectomy the week after this year’s Komen Race for the Cure.”

For many people, one marathon is more than enough, but Daniel will begin training for this next marathon the end of June. When asked what keeps him going, he simply responds “I’m not sure what keeps me going. Some days are easier than others.”

Learn more about the Marathon for the Cure team and what you can do to help here. Every step toward the finish line is a step toward ending breast cancer forever.