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26.2 miles of magic
Marathon an adventure every step
Cinderella Castle
Forsyth County News Staff Writer BJ Corbitt ran past many iconic locations, like Cinderella Castle, during a recent marathon at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
On Jan. 9, I completed a long-held dream to run a marathon at the Vacation Kingdom of the World, central Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort.I had always loved the idea of running a race through the four theme parks scattered across the massive Disney World property, but was never in shape to attempt it.That started changing a year ago when I began training for my first 5K (3.1 mile) race, which I completed last May in Forsyth County. From there, I decided to tackle a 10K, which I completed on Labor Day in north Atlanta.I began to wonder if the goal I had held for several years was finally within reach. Starting in September, I committed myself to an 18-week marathon training plan and never looked back.This month, all the work paid off with an amazing experience.