Amanda Marcom of Columbus was awarded the 2015 “Ultimate Finisher's Medal” at the Mayor's VIP Reception on Thursday, April 30.
Marcom is a counselor who treats children who have experienced abuse and other horrible traumas. Working with children is her passion and she draws immense strength and courage from the children she works with on a daily basis.
In the past year, Marcom overcame her own struggles when she faced the loss of her own child and the grief and depression that followed. Her marriage also ended.
Yet, Marcom drew on the strength from the children she works with daily — and from running — to overcome and show that the doesn't crack under pressure. Marcom ran the 2015 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon on Saturday, May 2 and dedicated the race to her son and all the children that provide her the strength to continue her journey.