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Local runner hopes to inspire others

Team in Training Campaign Manager Charly Mallet, right, with her mother Colleen after completing the Lake Placid Half Marathon.

Team in Training Campaign Manager Charly Mallet, right, with her mother Colleen after completing the Lake Placid Half Marathon.

— Team in Training events are held around the country, and fund raising levels are based partly on travel requirement for the event selected. Mallet likes to focus first-timers from the area on the Lake Placid Half Marathon because the fund raising level is lower. But, she says, if a person would prefer to do the Seattle half marathon, she would be happy to set that up instead.

The Lake Placid Half Marathon is fairly early in the summer, and Davis trains and mentors participants through the winter and early spring for the event.

“I actually prefer training in the winter than the summer. We teach people how to dress, we teach them about layering and proper apparel, and we do it safely. We talk to people about cross training, or stuff they can do at home, or if they belong to a gym as well,” said Davis.

Davis has trained as many as seven people for one event, and is hoping that participation this year will eclipse that amount. Mallett plans to bring as many as 60 runners and walkers from around the chapter to Lake Placid. With plenty of time still remaining, anyone interested in learning more about Team in Training can contact Mallet at 438-3583, or charly.mallet@lls.org.

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