Only 0.5 percent of the U.S. population has run a marathon, but anyone can do it. I’m proof of that. On Sunday Oct. 4, I ran the Portland Marathon. It was my second 26.2 mile race and I finished in 3 hours, 30 minutes and 27 seconds, which placed me 474th out of 5,710 runners. And I’m nobody special. I’ve always loved sports and not long after I could walk I was throwing a baseball in the yard with my dad, but no one would ever call me an athlete or for most of my life a runner. I wasn’t on the track or cross country teams in high school. In those days, to me, running was nothing more than a punishment.October 19, 2015 8:40 a.m. read more..
The Dalles High School students Alex McCall (Peter Pan), from left, Julissa Marquez (Russell from “Up”), Timarra Roth (Jessie from “Toy Story”) and Desiray Almaraz (Snow White) dressed up as their favorite Walt Disney characters Wednesday as part of Homecoming week.October 1, 2015 1:04 p.m. read more..
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