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Versailles native runs in Tokyo marathon


WOODFORD COUNTY NATIVE TED WERNER holds medals for completing the big six major marathons and the Tokyo marathon. (Photo submitted)

Ted Werner's love for long distance running began at Woodford County High School as a member of its cross country team.

As a Sophomore at North Carolina State University, Ted decided to apply for the 2009 Chicago Marathon. Most marathons have a lottery system that allows an amateur runner to participate in that marathon. Ted was chosen through the Chicago Marathon lottery. He finished the 26.2 miles with a time that was greater than he expected but fueled his desire to keep running. His next marathon, in Baltimore, he finished with a time that earned him a spot in the Boston Marathon in April of 2011. After Boston, Ted set the goal of running the six World Marathon Majors before the age of 30. He ran the New York in 2013, the Berlin in 2014 and the London in 2017.

In February 2018, Ted finished the Tokyo Marathon, completing the big six Marathon Majors. He will turn 29 in July. He resides in Charlotte, NC where is a mechanical engineer for Daimler.

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