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Our 2018 Cover Runner Contest Finalists

Ana Maria Turner of Fruitland, ID

An Air Force veteran, full-time working mother of three, military wife and computer science major training to qualify for her first Olympic Trials Marathon team event

In her words: “In 2006, I began running recreationally after my honorable discharge from active-duty Air Force. I used running to help me transition from the military world to a civilian lifestyle. After my husband returned from his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, signs of post-traumatic stress disorder were apparent. It was a very hard time. So I began running (for Mission 22) to raise awareness about military veterans. In 2016, after watching the Women’s Olympic Marathon Team Trials, I set my heart on earning a qualifying time.”

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