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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

NAIA Nationals

My little brother Abe is in Indiana this week for NAIA nationals. 
He's competing in the marathon.
He's the #2 seed in the nation in this event. 

I still have trouble wrapping my head around this. Abe? Little Abe, my charge for many years (we divided the kids up to make babysitting easier when we were growing up; Abe was "my" little boy)? Abe, the overweight teen? Abe, the freshman, who was never coached until this fall yet holds five school records?
That kid really amazes me!
Since the marathon favors older runners, not only is Abe the youngest runner, the entire field is pretty small. There just aren't that many college students running marathons competitively. Hopefully he'll place and be all-American! I wish I could have taken off work to be there.
Who wears short shorts?

He's racing Saturday, so I will keep you posted!


  1. Oh! Good luck to your brother!

  2. How exciting! (Hehehehe about the shorts!)

  3. wow, that is insane, good luck!

  4. Does he run for Loyola? The coach, Andy is my friend on facebook and I just read on the Loyola Wolfpack Athletics about their trip to the championships! I ran at Loyola for CC and Track too...back in the day! We never competed for the marathon in track but did make it up to Wisconsin for nationals for CC....great memories! That is awesome he gets to compete for track! Keep us posted on his race!

  5. That's so so cool! Best of luck to your brother.

  6. so exciting!! good luck brother abe!

  7. Wow, that is so cool. Who knew the marathon was an event in college. Very impressive. Good luck to Abe.