Adams takes first in marathon
Daniel Adams of Brandon, formally of Yazoo City, recently competed in the Run for Life Marathon and a Half, October 9 in Madison.
Adams, running in his first marathon, finished eighth overall in the 26 mile run, but first in the 25-29 age group with a time of 3:42.56.
In just it's second year, the Run For Life Marathon & Half Marathon attracted over 670 runners from 20 states across the country and 80 cities Mississippi.
According to Mark Simpson, director of Marathon Makeover, the race is the culmination of the Marathon Makeover 40-week Wellness Program that turns couch potatoes into marathoners.
Participants took part in a ten week program, outlining the ins and out of how to run a marathon.
Once teams were established, the athletes trained for another ten weeks in their local areas.
For more information on how you can walk, jog, or run in a marathon or half marathon, visit www.marathonmakeover.com.