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The Memories That Keep One Seattle Marathoner Running And Running

Jennifer Wing

This Sunday, Tom Barbano will run the Seattle marathon — his 20th race in just three years.

The reason he keeps running: a dear friend named Mark Larson. He told us the story one early morning while running around Green Lake: 

Larson’s daughter will run with Barbano for the last mile of Sunday’s marathon.

Jennifer Wing is a former KNKX reporter and producer who worked on the show Sound Effect and Transmission podcast.