Despite having the course record, the two-time U.S. Olympian says she isn't here to win. She hasn't been racing for about a year-and-a-half after undergoing two knee surgeries. The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon gives her a chance to make a conservative return to running and test to see where she's at.
Six kids in treatment at Northwood Children's Services will be racing the Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon this year, which is the most they've had. The Young Athlete's Foundation paid for their entries, and three of the kids shared their goals and how running has made a difference for them.