“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” (Christopher Columbus).
Sunday, October 20, 2013. My saga begins. I run my personal best at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon. 3:26:09! Euphoria fades as I see the results of the first place finisher for my age group. 2:59:13! Who is Hans-Dieter Jancker? How can he run so fast? And why is someone from Germany running the Columbus Marathon? It’s a mystery that will take months to solve.
Thursday, June 5, 2014. A clue appears. Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon posts a blog about the Columbus-Dresden Marathon Exchange program. I e-mail Dorit Fratzscher, log onto the Dresden Sister City Inc.’s website, and read a blog by Hans-Dieter Jancker! Inspired, I apply to be one of five Ambassadors representing Columbus in the Morgenpost Dresden Marathon Sunday, October 19, 2014. The mystery is solved but…
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