Hometown: Ripon, WI
Half Marathons Completed: 1
Len Verhulst, of the fairly frosty Wisconsin, ran track in high school; so he and running have had a pleasant history. But he really began running seriously again about ten years ago. He left behind smoking and drinking for the pursuit of running. Verhulst ran his first marathon in 2008 – the same year he met his wife. He and his wife met on a coaching website where she had been giving him coaching tips for his upcoming half marathon. I’d say the rest is history. They said their vows to each other the very next year. This year, this husband and wife duo is running the Aramco Houston Half Marathon together.
This race is special because it is Len’s success “story about overcoming a surgery
The Verhulst’s are making their way to Texas for the Houston Marathon all the way from Wisconsin for the trials, as well as for Len’s wife’s previous history with working at a branch of the University of Texas and getting checkups at the renowned Baylor Hospital due to a triple aneurysm. Despite medical setbacks, this family is ready to run the race before them and continue to overcome whatever obstacles come their way.