Runners find their way in ING Half Marathon

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A little rain and chilly temperatures didn’t slow down a handful of gay and lesbian runners who took part in the ING Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon on March 30. I talked with three gay participants for this week’s Southern Voice sports column, following up on an initial profile in late February when they were ramping up their training for the event.

Dave Spencer, an official with Front Runners Atlanta and a veteran runner, shaved 10 minutes off his time from the ING event last year, though not quite reaching his goal of running the half marathon in under two hours.

“I didn’t wake up Sunday morning at 5:15 a.m. thinking why am I going to do this,” Spencer says. “That meant I was having fun and wasn’t questioning what I was doing.”

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