David Ranta
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  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
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How many years have you been running?
35
What is your goal race for the year?
Marathon in April 2014 as a BQ
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
marathon 2:39:12 in 1984 and 3:01:42 in 2011
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
Boston Marathon 2015 in under 3 hrs

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My Cool Impossible

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 9:20pm 3 Comments

Where to begin? Qualified for Boston 2012 and 2013 during two marathons in 2011. Then in December 2011 I contracted kidney disease. After 5 months of bed rest and 14 months of immune suppression meds I'm almost back to normal. I couldn't run Boston in 2012 as the fatigue was to much to overcome. I was back in training for 2013, but a month before the race I suffered a blood clot in my lung. My Doc ordered me to stop running. We went to Boston to watch the marathon, and the unthinkable happened.… Continue

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