Friday, May 1, 2009

2009 Team: Dana Overton

Dana Overton Email: None Personal Records: * Marathon 3:16 at Rocket City in Huntsville, AL * 50km Trail 4:30 at Mississippi 50km * 50 Mile 9:34 at Ouachita 50M * 100 Mile 25:30 at Pinhoti 100 in Alabama Brief Bio: Dana was born in Dalton, GA and grew up in Geraldine, AL. With the encouragement of her parents she played high school basketball for 4 years and was named All Country, All Area and All State Honorable Mention. She ran track and was a state medalist in the 4x100m and the 4x400m relays. Dana began running long distance events in 2003. She has run numerous marathons in the Southeast, including Grandfather Mountain in Boone, NC. However, trail running is her passion. Among those completed are Mountain Mist 50km, Mount Cheaha 50km, the Ouachita 50M and the Pinhotti 100M. In 2006/2007 Dana ran Dizzy 50's, Rocket City Marathon, Recovery from the Holidays 50km and Mountain Mist 50km and was awarded the coveted Gran Slam award. Spring Triathlons and a Half Ironman have been mixed in with her pure running events. Dana has donated her time and energy to help organize the annual Run for Hope 5km in Guntersville, which benefits the Marshall County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Dana's motivation to run is the result of appreciation she feels for the many blessings she has been given and the friends she has made along the way. Short/Long Term Goals: * Break 3 hours in a marathon * Complete Western States 100 Miler Community Involvement: * Member Huntsville Track Club * Mountain Lakes Cycling Club Member * Co-Race Director Laranda Nichols Memorial Run For Hope * Salem United Methodist Church