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Runner Dedicates 22 Miles to Three Teenage Victims of Saturday's Accident

 Close up view of the American Flag
Lucas Sankey

Today is Day 114 of the Run for Revival which is a one man, 3500 mile run from Seattle to Miami and stops in Marion today.

The coast to coast run is conducted by Noah Coughlan, the lone-runner who runs to pay tribute to the American Soldier. He stops in small towns across the country to meet with soldiers, hear their stories and pay tribute to those who are no longer with us. Today, he began his day in Benton, IL with a phone call from Illinois State Rep. Dave Severin, followed by a welcome from Benton Mayor, Lee Messersmith, and a conversation with high school seniors of a Franklin County Entrepreneurial Program. He learned of the tragic loss of three local teenagers who lost their lives over the weekend in a car accident.
He dedicates today’s 22 mile run to the families of Landen Agnitsch, Bradley Williams, and Joecy Padavic. You can learn more about Run for Revival and follow Noah's journey on Facebook, Youtube and the Run For Revival Website.

Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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