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By Jaryd Cline
Sports Editor 

Balcom goes big in Boston Marathon


April 26, 2017

Jenny Balcom

BALCOM STRONG: Goldendale's Jenny Balcom poses with her medal after finishing the Boston Marathon on April 17.

You might find it strange how Goldendale runner and Boston Marathon veteran Jenny Balcom got started as a runner, and you're not the only one.

Balcom herself calls her passion for distance running crazy as well, but it has helped fuel her to complete the Boston Marathon three times while cutting nearly seven minutes off her time from 2016.

"The crazy, funny thing is, I guess I'm a go big or go home kind of girl because my first race was actually 26.2 miles," Balcom said. "I just said 'I'm going to go for it.' Told a few people and started training.

hen I've been hooked," she added.

Fresh off completing her third straight Boston Marathon in a person best time of 3 hours, 25 minutes and...

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