She faced a tough, hilly course and a windy Atlanta day back in February.
It was a challenge elite marathon runner, Samantha Wingert, of Cedar Falls, welcomed, as she ran the race of a lifetime....and just in time.
With her Grandma's Marathon time of 2-hours, 41-minutes, the 33-year old wife and mother of two, qualified for the United States Women's Olympic Marathon Team Trials in Atlanta.
Had the February 29 race been scheduled any later in the year, it likely would have been cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Samantha talks about that experience on this week's edition of The Steele Report. Here is that episode,which aired on September 6, 2020.
In addition, at the time of this writing, the annual Scott Sterrett Memorial Races are still on the schedule for Saturday, September 12, starting in downtown Cedar Falls. Check out the all-events, Cedar Falls, Iowa, page to learn more about registering for one of the three races...half-marathon, 5K or 10K.
These races honor the memory of former Cedar Falls Police Reserve officer, Scott Sterrett, who lost his battle with cancer in 2018.
Also on this week's program, KWWL Sports Director, Rick Coleman talks about the unusual fa sports season and its impact on KWWL's Friday night football show, Friday Night Heroes. https://kwwl.com/sports/