Friendship Leads to Championship
By CODY TOMER
WHEELING —The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic has been said to be one of the most gruelling courses in the United States, but for Kim Norman, 42, and Carie Gump, 42, of Wheeling, the event is a bond that they have shared for years.
On Saturday, Norman was the first female to cross the finish line in the Half Marathon Walk and Gump was the first person to greet the first-time winner.
“This race has ...
After 37 Years, Whitecotton Walks to Victory
By CASEY JUNKINS
WHEELING — After 37 years of competing in the annual Memorial Day weekend race through Wheeling, city resident Terry Whitecotton claimed his first victory during the Ogden Newspapers 5K Walk on Saturday.
Whitecotton, 63, was the first man to finish the race, as he crossed the line at 36:03.
“I started out as a runner years ago, but then got into walking as I got a little older,” Whitecotton said. ...