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Swim, bike, run, rinse, repeat and work in IT to pay the bills.
     
 Tina Husted
Roger Honan
     
8:00
       
Darrin is an avid marathon runner and triathlete, having completed over 40 marathons and ultramarathons including The Columbus Marathon, Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon and Chicago, New York City and Boston marathons. In addition to multiple Olympic and sprint distance triathlons, he also completed Ironman Florida.  Dr. Bright is a board-certified family medicine and sports medicine physician, with a special focus on sports medicine, comprehensive care for runners, triathletes and cyclists, overuse injuries, stress fractures and Active Release Technique (ART).  He is the director of the MAX Sports Medicine Endurance Academy, head team physician for Worthington Kilbourne High School and Otterbein College and serves as the medical director for The Columbus Marathon and Capital City Half Marathon. He previously served as a team physician for The Ohio State University Department of Athletics.  Recently, Dr. Bright was the No.1 ranked doctor in central Ohio for sports medicine in the 10TV and Columbus Dispatch’s “Docs Rate Docs” survey. In 2011, he was also named one of Columbus Business First’s “40 Under 40”.
     
Dr. Darrin Bright
 Dave Calvert      
8:30
       
Hello, and welcome to MIT! I have been with MIT for now for 7 seasons, and coached for 6 of those. I have run 7 marathons, and a number of halves. I love running, and admire the courage and will of everyone who laces up. My goal is to help you through the journey of race trainin, and get you to the starting line with the tools, knowledge, and confidence you need. See you on the trail!!
My training started as young boy early, running away from my older brothers and continued through high school, then took a rest day for the next 25 years.  I began with MIT in 2008 to train for the longest race I could ever imagine…a ½ marathon.  Since that day, I just concluded my 7th season with MIT and have run 6 -½ marathons, 5 – marathons, and countless 4 mile and 5k races. Along with my fellow coaches, my goal is to get you to the starting line with a positive mental attitude, healthy, and prepared for the most amazing experience of your life, no matter how many times you have done it!
Married for 28 years, 2 adult kids, 3 dogs, 1 cat. I have been an accountant all my adult life. I have been running for almost 9 years and have completed 13 marathons, 10 halfs, 1 Bourbon Chase relay, 1 warrior dash, and many, many other races of various distances.
   
Ben Henney
Patrick Grubbe
 Greg Heskett    
9:00
       
I began running in college as a way to stay in shape and clear the mind. In 2006, I decided that I wanted my daily runs to pay off by achieving a distance goal. I wanted to see how hard I could push myself. Not knowing the true fundamentals needed to complete a half –marathon I joined MIT for the expert coaching and advice. I immediately fell in love with the whole program and the people that attended each session. Most runners had with the same mindset and goals I was looking to accomplish so it was a true fit. Five years and numerous races later I still enjoy achieving person goals but take much more pride in helping others meet and exceed theirs. Running has become a way of life and one I look forward to every day.
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
 
James Smiles
Kevin Levine
Dale Hollandsworth
 Sean Huffman  
9:15        
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
   
Joe Buckley
Steve Hielkema  Julie Abrams    
9:30
       
I have been coaching with MIT since 2008. Personally, I have completed 1 Ironman (Louisville 2011), 2 Half-Ironmans, 6 Full Marathons, and countless Half Marathons. I began my running career in 2005 with my first 5K ever. I used running as a tool to lose weight and I have been hooked ever since. MIT has been a large part of my running success and I hope I can help to make it part of yours too!  Off of the trail I work as a Quality Engineer for Honda of America, Mfg. Inc. My Mantra: What doesn't kill me makes me stronger!
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
 
Kristen Huener
Katie Beaulieu
 Steve Wisler  Marcy Freed  
9:45        
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
   
Norma Johnson
Sunshine Sung Aimee Price    
10:00
       
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
Chad Jones
Chris Kelly
Leslie Ungerott
Stephanie May
Teresa Turnbull
10:15        
I am a 47 year old who just celebrated my 25th anniversary to fellow MIT'r Steve Wisler.  We have 2 boys, aged 17 and 10.  We have been running together since we were first married, but I never ran more than a 10k before joining MIT in late 2006.  I ran my first half marathon in 2007 and have run 6 since then - with a new PR just received at the 2011 Columbus Half Marathon!  I will be completing my 7th in Richmond, VA this November while my husband completes his first full marathon.  I have completed 3 sprint triathlons as well, receiving age group awards at 2 of the 3 and also completed my first full marathon in 2010 in Chicago.  Since MIT is the official pacer of the M3S events, I also enjoy pacing many of those races.  I currently work as a Licensed Massage Therapist in my own business in Dublin and have recently added Holistic Health Coach to my credentials.  I will never tire of helping someone learn to become a runner and learn what amazing things our bodies will do with the support and knowledge of the the MIT leaders!
   
Rich Pontius
Kim Bouldin Carolyn Guercio-Wisler    
10:30
       
I am a product of Central Ohio. I studied Music Education at Ohio University and later served in the Army and the National Guard as a musician.  It's little known, but I have performed on stage at Carnegie Hall and marched in Ronald Reagan's first Inaugural Parade. I later changed directions and am now an IT guy (Systems Analyst) with Motorists Insurance in downtown Columbus. I have two sons who have been a constant source of enjoyment and amusement for me. One majored in Sports Industry at OU while the other is currently the head JV Baseball Coach at Thomas Worthington High School. I started running marathons in 2000 with the hope that I would improve my fitness level and test my fortitude. I had no idea that running would have such a huge affect on my life. Not only has it improved my fitness level, self-esteem, motivation, and my attitude, but it has surrounded me with an incredible group of friends who faithfully support each other. I joined MIT around 2002 and am now entering into my 6th year of coaching. I look forward to every run with my MIT family and enjoy giving back to a sport that continually gives so much to me. To date I have completed 24 Marathons (the most recent being the Wineglass Marathon in Western NY while the USMC Marathon in DC remains my favorite) and equally as many Half Marathons.
Started to pick up running 2003 pretty much as an outlet to relieve stress and have some healthy thinking time alone as our daughter was facing once again health issues and that of another failed kidney transplant.  Briefly she has had 2 kidney transplants, first from me in 1990 and then her dad in 1998. She's had her struggles since she obviously lost her first and then her second one in 2004 as she had to undergo treatment for cancer but we keep trying to uplift her and seek out the positive!  I made a commitment to run a 5K each & every month during 2003 and then I came on board with MIT in winter session 2003 to run Cap City Half and never ever had a thought about the full until well soon after completion I decided to proceed as I thoroughly enjoyed the running, the outdoors and especially meeting new friends & the support they provided.  Jeff Glaze played a huge role in my decision to continue with MIT.  I ran my first full in the fall of 2004 at Columbus, it was the day after my daughter got out of Children's from surgery to place her peritoneal dialysis port.  Thanks to MIT's training schedule, regardless of the days before and the toll they took, I was pleasantly surprised on that day.  And hooked!  For every mile I ran that first marathon I would travel thru my daughter's years and relive the good and not so good and gave thanks that we were lucky enough to be in Columbus near Children's and the support of our family & friends!  I still remember the elation I felt at finishing that very first race and can say it still remains.   I have so enjoyed the camaraderie within MIT, so many new friends and hopefully friends for many years to come.  I feel I am still learning all about this sport (and myself) and yet if nothing else, can pass along the 'don't do this' list to those committing to this same experience!  These past couple seasons of being a coach brings me so much joy to experience the first time thrill again, the encouragement we give to each other and hugs of support along the way!  It's become a fine line of what joy is best, that of running & completing a half or full marathon or that of standing beside and watching others do so!   I'm thinking the latter has surpassed that of the first, am so proud of all of the them & their journey!
 
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
Randy Olson
Kim Savon
Jill Pollock
 Joe Dietrich  Elisa Sendelbach
10:45        
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
     
Lisa Hommel  Linda Wallace  Becki Harr    
11:00
       
Bio coming soon...
Bio coming soon...
Michelle Garcia
Chris Webster  Randy Treer  Everitt Lilly  Joyce Maleski
Bio coming soon...
       
Kim Villena        
11:15        
Like many of you, I began running as a way to work through some major life changes.  I liked exploring new neighborhoods by foot and challenging my body, but I mostly liked the way running made me feel:  strong and confident.  I progressed from 5k’s to a half marathon and set my sights on The Big Challenge:  the 2005 Columbus Marathon.  Realizing I couldn’t do this alone, I joined MIT, where I’ve thrived on the camaraderie and support.  As a coach for the last five years, I enjoy helping others become strong and confident in their running and in themselves.  I also help to pace (usually in costume) many of the M3S Sports races. My Big Challenges change each year.  In 2011, it was to do a half-iron triathlon and an ultramarathon.  For 2012, it will be to improve my half-iron and half-marathon times. I have a day job as a nurse-midwife, which allows me to have weekends off and to pay for my running/triathlon habit.  While our two daughters are away at college (Heidelberg and OU), my husband loves to cook for me all the delicious foods that the kids won’t eat.
Bio coming soon...
 
 
Jeanne Bauer
 Kim Hughes Michele Hofer  Eric Nutt  
11:30
       
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
   
Mike Williams
Laura Wartel
Celeste Krolak
   
12:00
       
   
Pru Hudson
Shauna Franklin
Amy Fischbach    
12:30
       
Leigh
       
Leigh Cameron
       
13:00
       
Marilyn
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
     
Marilyn Payne
 Cathy Herron      
Run/Walk
       
I started running as a way to get fit and try to loose some extra weight. It has become so much more than just that.  As a working mom of 13 year old twin boys, I find it hard to get it all done, be everything for everyone, AND get some exercise in every day.  Running has given me some of myself back. I have gotten fit, lost weight and made forever friends, all through MiT.I found the No Boundaries group and ran a 5K in August of 2009. It was such a great experience, I stayed on to join MiT and trained for my first half-marathon as a Run-Walk-Runner  in Columbus, October 2009. I have been running since. Since then, I have run 5 half-marathons and this October, I ran my first marathon at Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC. It was a great experience and I look forward to another, maybe next fall. I truly embrace the run-walk-run method and feel that this is the way for me forever.
Hannah Dasgupta is married to fellow MITer Tim Dasgupta and stays at home with their new son, Ethan. Between nap times and midnight feedings, Hannah focuses on the half marathon distance and really enjoys training for destination races. She has completed 6 half marathons and countless shorter-distance races around town. Coaching with MIT has become a real passion. The only thing more exciting than crossing the finish line is watching someone you trained cross the finish line.
   
Dana Griffith
Hannah Dasgupta
 Stephanie Klingler    
Walk
       
Joyce Smith was looking for a different type of exercise, so she began look for a walking club. Seven years ago she met Tim Flahaven. Joyce and her friend Crowder began participating in Tim’s walk/run group. Her enthusiasm for walking continued to grow and she wanted to learn more about improving her walking. Joyce gained additional training with racewalking coach, Bonnie Stein.. She has taken two racewalking clinics and fifteen hours of private racaewalking lesson with her. She has participated in many 5K, 10K, and 4 milers. Over the years, She has progressed from a beginner walker to her role now as a coach for the walking division of MIT.
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”
 Dale Hollandsworth joined MIT during the summer of 2006 to train for his first marathon and to fight his expanding waistline. Since then, he has completed three marathons, 10 half marathons, a couple of 10Ks, a handful of 5Ks and consumed countless cookies. In 2010, Dale became one of the dedicated Team 9:30 pace coaches and has quickly become one of the most beloved coaches/members of MIT (note: Dale wrote his own bio). “The thing I like most about MIT is the support you receive from the group. Running a half or full marathon is quite an accomplishment. Seeing this group of people come together to reach their goals is both inspiring and motivational.”  
Joyce Smith
Cheryl Lyman
Artlette Brown
 Deb Wilson  
Float
       
I work for OSU Physicians Corp off on Ackerman. I have completed 6 Fulls, probably 10ish 1/2's, du's tri's and don't forget TOSRV. I love to run and bike.Now swimming is a necessary evil, don't love it but I do try... I didn't start long distance until my mid 30's and my first marathon was age 40. So if I can do it, anyone can with the desire to try and a training plan can do it!
Bio coming soon...
   
Jen Schmeisser AP Padiyar Laurie Bilovesky    

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