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Name: Kailee Schwader

Hometown: Howard, SD

Kailee will run her second Marathon in 2018 after, her first since completing the Sioux Falls Marathon in 2016.

Kailee's story:

Running has always been my "out." When I was 16, my sister passed away, three years later my om passed away from cancer. Running is the only thing that kept me grounded in my faith. There were so many runs where God reassured me everything was going to be OK. I am running the Sioux Falls Marathon to show my sons that anything they set their mind to can be achieved and I hope they see me cross the finish line and will be proud of me and while also seeing that setting challenging goals is all a part of living a faith-filled life. I also hope to inspire new moms to see that just because they have kids, and their bodies have changed, does not mean they can't find something that empowers them to feel better. Running and motherhood go hand-in-hand. They both take great strength and show all of the wonderful things God can do in our lives.