INTRODUCTION: It was the summer of 2018, and Whisper was hosting a summer running camp in Long Beach, WA. Our stay was in two large homes with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, just a few steps away from putting our feet in the water. Prior to our arrival, I had reached out to a few cross-country coaches in the Long Beach community to inquire about running trails in the area. The head XC coach from Ilwaco High School not only shared some great running options, but she opened the doors to the high school track, and better yet, she introduced us to her number one running, Daniel Whiting. Danny was a stud, having been to state all four years of high school, finishing in the top-20 twice. Additionally, he was a great human – super humble, eager, and seemingly excited to run with us on the day we showed up at the trailhead to meet he and his coach. After the run, Danny joined us for a few hours back at the house, and again a couple times more throughout the week. He was a true delight to get to know, and it was exciting to see him run a few times during his high school career, and again in a Whisper uniform during the XC Junior Olympics in Seattle during the 2018 season.
To be continued is similar to a “where are they now?,” update, where runners of the past provide us a small glimpse of their lives, where they’ve been, what they’ve been up to, and where they are heading. Having remained in contact with Danny over the years has been super special to me, and I am thrilled to share with you his article, To be continued.
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