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Up and running: Greenwood resident builds on fitness goal


Runner Emily Alley trains for the mini Dec. 20 at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Greenwood. PHOTO BY SCOTT ROBERSON

Thousands of runners lined up at the starting line of the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.

They ranged from professional runners to experienced marathoners and first-timers hoping just to complete the course. Toward the back, 22-year-old Emily Alley nervously awaited the start.

This was the Greenwood resident’s first half-marathon. When she started training, she was unable to go more than a mile without stopping and gasping for breath. Now, she was aiming at finishing 13.6 miles.

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