Friday, May 1, 2009

2009 Team: George DeWitt

Russell George DeWitt Email: None Personal Records: * Marathon - 2:37:30 at Marine Corp Marathon in D.C. on Nov 1978 * Half Marathon - 1:13:30 at Mini (half) Marathon in Indianapolis, IN on May 2006 * 10km - 33:09 at RoundAbout 10k in Indianapolis, IN on April 2000 * 15km - 15:59 at Race for the Cure 5K, Indianapolis, IN on April 1999 * 2 Mile - 9:38 Potomac, MD on May 1976 * 1 Mile - 4:32 Potomac, MD on April 1976 Brief Bio: I was born in Manhattan, raised in New Jersey and Maryland. My love was baseball as a youngster. I began running as a freshman in high school at the encouragement of a friend. As a senior I was privileged to be part of the only triple-crown season my high school has ever known. We won the Maryland state championship in cross country, indoor track and spring track during the 1975/1976 season (I know, that was a long time ago). I then pursued my electrical engineering degree at Duke University. I was not a consistent runner at Duke but I did run a 14:45 three-mile on the NC State indoor track as a sophomore. That same year I ran my first marathon (Marine Corp) and set a PR that I am still trying to beat today. I exited competitive running for nearly 20 years while I took care of some other important things in life: working, marrying Kathryn and raising 5 children together in Indianapolis. My mid-life crisis came at age 38, so I started running seriously again. We moved to Alabama in 2005. I have made many new running friends here and am thrilled to be part of the Huntsville Track Club. Short Term Goals: * Become a better cyclist. Long Term Goals: * Enjoy running, cycling, swimming with good friends for many years. Community Involvement: * Awana leader at CrossPointe church. * Build wheelchair ramps for disabled persons (CASA) with group from church. * Director of Huntsville Sprint Triathlon.