24 Feb '16, 10pm

One couple finished 1st, 2nd at a half marathon and won cash to pay for medical school:

One couple finished 1st, 2nd at a half marathon and won cash to pay for medical school:

Everyone knows medical school isn’t cheap. It takes a hefty handful of cash to pay for all those loans. However, there is one way to do it: finish in the top-3 at a half marathon with a prize purse. Brian Atkinson, a 23-year-old University of South Florida med-school student, walked away with $1,500 cash from the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic last weekend after finishing second, according to Tampa Bay Times . “I tried to hang in there,” Atkinson told Tampa Bay Times, “and I was definitely hurting when he put in that move with about 3 miles to go or so.” A typical situation in elite racing at the front of the pack, right? Sure—and we imagine it was the same with Atkinson finished his FIRST EVER marathon at the Olympic Trials in Los Angeles eight days earlier. Wait, what? “Well, me and my wife are both in grad school,” Atkinson explained, “so the money’s a little tight....

Full article: http://womensrunning.competitor.com/2016/02/inspiration/c...

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