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Event Information: Marc George

Meet Marc George

Although an active member of the U.S. Air Force, Marc George’s first language is not English. George was born in Heidelberg, Germany to parents working there with the U.S. Army. His mother, a native of England, worked in Heidelberg for more than 20 years, and his father, an American soldier whose Army service brought him to Heidelberg, stayed there to work as a civil servant.

In 2008, George chose to relocate to Framingham, Massachusetts to begin his freshman year of high school. There, he competed for Marian High School’s track team, where he won several state championships and is the current school record holder in both the 600M (1:23.3) and the 800 (1:57.2). George went on to run in college at Worcester State University, where he’s broken more school records in the 500M, 600M, and won his conference championship.

Between his time spent on both German and American soil, which George refers to as “the best of two worlds,” he decided to join the Massachusetts Army and Air Force National Guard. George is currently a senior, hoping to graduate in May with a degree in Biology.

George’s military career, five years in, is already impressive. George began with the Engineering Installation Squadron located at Otis Air Force Base in Cape Cod. He was recognized as the Top PT Male (‘WarHawk’) among his 600 colleagues for his performance in a broad range of physical conditioning tests. In recognition, George was privileged with bearing the country’s National Colors during the Airman’s Run before graduation. “It was a huge honor to carry the Colors and represent what it stands for,” he says. “It was an indescribable experience that I will never forget.”

George is currently stationed at Otis Air Force Base and is eager for what lies ahead, including the opportunity to represent the Town of Framingham in his leg of the 2018 Military Relay. “[Framingham] was the first town I moved to when I arrived from Germany. It provided me with the American experience and the friends that made me the person I am today,” he says.

George will run for his high school track coach, John Sullivan, whose 12 Boston Marathon Medals and countless stories have convinced George to run the marathon himself. George hopes that on April 16, his run and his story will give others the courage to try something new. But mostly, he says, “I want to be remembered for contributing and taking part in such a meaningful relay that has only been once once before in history.”

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