500th Marathon for Mike!
Congratulations to Strider Mike Brooks who completed his 500th marathon odyssey on October 2 at the Maine Marathon in Portland. Mike planned this finish far in advance only to have a setback a couple of months prior when he underwent heart surgery to replace a valve. Recovery took longer than expected jeopardizing his making it to Portland.
However, Mike did it (wearing bib #500!) and celebrated his marathon milestone with family and friends. Fellow Strider Ron Paquette (below), who has run many marathons with Mike, accompanied him on this historic one. Congratulations, Mike!