ACU educators to run in Boston Marathon

Posted March 21, 2012

Dr. Libby McCurley, assistant professor for the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, and Dr. Kevin Kehl, executive director of the Center for International Education, will run in the 116th Boston Marathon on April 16.

Libby McCurley qualified for the marathon in Abilene with an impressive time of 3:29:22.

"I train on most days with Kevin Kehl and other members of the Abilene Runner's Club," says McCurley. "Our normal meeting time right now is 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday to run eight to 10 miles, and around 6 a.m. on Saturday for our long run of 12 to 20 miles. I also make short runs during the week with my teenage daughter, Keely."

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," McCurley says. Her hard work will pay off as she travels to Boston with her husband, Chris.

"It has been a real honor to be part of this group," says Kehl, who also qualified in Abilene with a time of 3:26:00. He looks forward to running the race after months of training.

The ACU educators will be joined by two other members of the Abilene Runners Club, Albert Herrera and JoBeth Huber-Willis. Herrera currently serves in the Air Force and is stationed at Dyess Air Force Base. Huber-Willis is director of pediatrics at West Texas Rehabilitation.

For more on the marathon from the Abilene Reporter-News, visit here.