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COLUMBIA CITY â When Kende Hare made the decision to participate in the Columbia City Veterans Marathon last year, she didnât know if her husband would be able to see her cross the finish line.
He husband, Jason, was stationed in Kuwait for 10 months as a flight medic, and didnât know when he was going to return home.
Regardless, Kende trained all summer for her first marathon.
âIâd always wanted to run a full marathon,â Kende said. âWhen Jason was deployed I decided I wanted to do this race for all veterans.
âIt was important to me to show my gratitude for those who sacrifice for all of us.â
Kende said she enjoyed watching the Veterans Marathon last year, and running her first marathon in town was a no-brainer.
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