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27-year-old first to ever attempt running 406-mile RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI Runner – I have not been able to pull Kresser’s site into my RAGBRAI posts. We are both blog newbies … and he has been busy training. A brief overview of his story is here in the reblog with links to his full story. I encourage you to read about the man who will be running RAGBRAI to assist fellow veterans in Iowa. 

Here is a brief bio I snagged from his site: 

Captain Richard Kresser grew up in Raymond, Iowa and attended Don Bosco Catholic High School in Gilbertville, Iowa where he ran track and cross country, and also wrestled.  He attended Iowa State University, received a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and earned a commission through the Army ROTC as an Engineer Officer.  After college, he began his Army service in Joint Base Lewis McChord where he attended Sapper Engineering School and Ranger Infantry School.  In November 2011, he was deployed to southern Afghanistan for a year.  He’s 27 years old and currently lives in Seattle, WA.

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There is also a Facebook Page: Running Ragbrai 2013


Seattle resident to raise funds for added mental health treatment options for veterans by running July 21-27 bike ride route

SEATTLE – Now in its 41st year, RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Bike Ride Across Iowa) is known for testing the mettle of bicyclists throughout the world as they ride for seven days from one end of Iowa to the other. While fun, the 400-plus-mile route (it changes every year; this year it’s 406 miles) is a challenge for most bike riders. It’s even more of a challenge for a runner, which is exactly why 27-year-old Richard Kresser has decided to attempt it.

“In 2008, I rode RAGBRAI, and it was then that I decided I wanted to run a day of it,” said Kresser, a current Seattle resident who was born and raised in Iowa. “Since moving to Washington, I’ve gotten into ultra-marathon running, and eventually decided to see if I…

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