30 Nov '17, 10pm

Helping Kids Experience the Power of a Finish Line

Helping Kids Experience the Power of a Finish Line

Yes, Kooiman, 42, of Mission Viejo, California, has put a lot of miles on her legs while training for and completing 126 races at the marathon distance or longer. But her more impressive achievement? That’s been getting young people running—and to their first finish lines. Kooiman relies on her HOKA shoes to train for marathons and ultramarathons. Her favorite race distance is the 100-miler. Erik Isakson “There’s a moment when you’re training for a marathon that the lightbulb goes on and you realize how powerful you are,” Kooiman says. “It’s that knowing, that process of learning how strong you are that I wish everyone would experience in their lifetime.” Kooiman makes that feeling possible for middle and high school kids in Orange County, and she hopes that they’ll carry it with them no matter what they face in life. Convincing the skeptics Her involvement stems back to h...

Full article: https://www.runnersworld.com/the-human-race/helping-kids-...

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