Among the thousands of people who will participate in the races of the Flying Pig Marathon, a man is ready to complete his first marathon after years of training. David Miller credits his son-in-law for giving him the impetus to find and fall in love with racing. Three years ago, he challenged Miller to join him in running the Flying Pig Marathon. Miller agreed, recalling, “I could beat you at racquetball. I’m sure I could beat you in a marathon. I ran about three days after that and about to die and think, ‘This is “The Springfield Township man decided to run the half marathon instead, but the passion for fitness was born. Since then, Miller has competed in several races, including half marathons, but has kept the dream of the full marathon at the forefront of his mind. This year proves to be the year that all of Miller’s training will be put to use as he prepares to run his first marathon at age 58. “I think that was my discussion with Iris Simpson Bush,” Miller said, recalling his conversation with the executive director of the Flying Pig Marathon with what motivated him to make this year his year for the marathon. “I said, you know, ‘Is it really hard?’ “Well, that’s tough” – 26.2 miles is a long way to go at a time. And the thing she said that stuck in my head was, ‘You’re not getting any younger. And if you ever thought you wanted to try a marathon, you better try as soon as possible.’ I think I’ve never been in better shape and now is the time to do it.” He recalled the steady progress he made, mile by mile, to get to the start line of the Flying Pig Marathon. He offered this advice to anyone who says they can’t achieve a sporting dream because of their age. “My advice is to start small, you know, one bite at a time,” Miller said. “So start by walking. Start by running, you know, 1 mile. Not everyone starts with 26. I never thought I could run a full marathon three years ago when I started running. But now I think I can just because I have a plan in place and now I’m running the plan.” Miller told WLWT he’s grateful to run this year and thanks the support of his friends, family and Nine Hour Playlist for encouraging him to keep running. To learn more about the Flying Pig Marathon weekend, click here to register.

Among the thousands of people who will participate in the races of the Flying Pig Marathon, a man is ready to complete his first marathon after years of training.

David Miller credits his son-in-law for giving him the boost he needed to find and fall in love with running. Three years ago, he challenged Miller to join him in running the Flying Pig Marathon.

Miller agreed, recalling, “I could beat you at racquetball. I’m sure I could beat you in a marathon. I ran about three days after that and almost died and thought, ‘C ‘crazy.

The Springfield Township man decided to take part in the half marathon race instead, but the passion for fitness was born. Since then, Miller has participated in several races, including half marathons, but has kept the dream of the full marathon at the forefront of his mind.

This year is proving to be the year that all of Miller’s training will be put to use as he prepares to run his first marathon at age 58.

“I think that was my discussion with Iris Simpson Bush,” Miller said, recalling his conversation with the executive director of the Flying Pig Marathon with what motivated him to make this year his year for the marathon. “I said, you know, ‘Is it really hard?’ “Well, that’s tough” – 26.2 miles is a long way to go at a time. And the thing she said that stuck in my head was, “You’re not getting any younger. And if you ever thought you wanted to try a marathon, you better try as soon as possible.’ I think I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been and now is the time to do it.”

He recalled the steady progress he made, mile after mile, to get to the start line of the Flying Pig Marathon. He offered this advice to anyone who says they can’t achieve a sporting dream because of their age.

“My advice is to start small, you know, one bite at a time,” Miller said. “So start by walking. Start by running, you know, 1 mile. Not everyone starts with 26. I never thought I could run a full marathon three years ago when I started running. But now I think I can just because I have a plan in place and now I’m running the plan.”

Miller told WLWT he’s grateful to run this year and thanks the support of friends, family and his Nine Hour Playlist for encouraging him to keep running.

To learn more about the Flying Pig Marathon weekend, click here to register.