Walker gets send off to Boston Marathon

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Jacob and Mindy Walker and son enjoyed a send off party before leaving for Boston.

The Doc Rock & Run Half Marathon was held in Jonesboro Saturday, April 11. The Doc Rock is held in conjunction with the Health and Fitness Expo sponsored by St. Bernard's Medical Group. Jacob Walker of Manila was the overall winner of the race with a time of 1:19:40.

Teresa Eastin, Mary Smith and Scout Smith of Manila all participated in the race as well.

Walker and his wife, Mindy, left Saturday to travel to Boston where he ran in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20, with approximately 30,000 runners participating.

Walker was the guest of honor Friday night at 1812 Pizza in Manila where friends and family gathered to wish him well. He has run 19 or more marathons with his fastest time at 2:59.

He also runs half marathons and 5Ks.

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