The Jeff Coombs Memorial Road Race, Walk and Family Day (Pre-Race)

Race #2 tomorrow! I’m so looking forward to it!

The Rhode Runner

After Finishing for my Guinness this past Sunday, we are wasting no time in moving on to the next race. Coming up this Sunday, September 13, 2015, is the The Jeff Coombs Memorial Road Race.

Jeff Coombs was killed on American Airlines Flight 11 in the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks (the first plane, which hit the North Tower). We all knew where we were on 9/11. I was driving my 1 1/2 hour commute to work. I did not listen to Howard Stern too often, but I happened to be listening that day, when they said a plane flew into one of the towers. Then another one hit before I got to work. A coworker of ours, Carol Flyzik, happened to be on the same plane as Jeff Coombs.

But, just as Amy Stone, from last week’s race, turned a tragedy into something positive, helping the community, and memorializing her late…

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