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Meet Falmouth Street Race Runner Tanya Sullivan

By Peyton Heller
Particular Olympics Massachusetts Improvement Intern

Tanya Sullivan’s involvement with Particular Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) began about 5 years in the past when her son, William, was requested to participate within the 5 City College Day Video games the place he and lots of different college aged athletes have been capable of compete in a selected sport-themed occasion. With the day full of pleasure, dedication and even a shock particular visitor, Tanya says it was a day she’s going to always remember. “Final 12 months, Rob Gronkowski (sure, Gronk!) stunned everybody by exhibiting up in Ashland to run soccer performs with each athlete on the video games. We’ll always remember that day and can at all times respect his time and dedication to youngsters with particular wants. Annually WIlliam has grown extra assured, succesful, and enthusiastic to take part.” 

Tanya could be very excited to be working for SOMA as a part of the Xtra Mile crew, particularly due to her son’s current involvement. She is extraordinarily grateful for every thing that SOMA has carried out for her household. “William takes delight within the medals he has gained and within the athletic efforts he has made to earn them. We’re so grateful for the Particular Olympics of Massachusetts for giving our household the present of this expertise. Working Falmouth for the Particular Olympics of MA is my approach of giving again to such a particular group that may at all times maintain a spot in my coronary heart.”

William has now been concerned with the Milford Particular Olympics Swim Workforce for 2 years now, and his dedication to his crew has really impressed his household. Throughout this years’ video games, William was awarded the silver medal within the 50 meter backstroke and a bronze medal within the 50 meter freestyle. Tanya was extraordinarily happy with not solely William for his accomplishments, but in addition her husband and different son, Aidan, for dedicating their time to be official SOMA volunteers on the swimming occasions.

Spending most of her summers in Falmouth, Tanya has had numerous apply working this highway race. “Falmouth Street Race was the primary “official” highway race I ran after having my third son (I used to be in all probability 30). I wasn’t actually a “runner” till after I had children. I needed to discover environment friendly train the place I may take them with me in a stroller (or double stroller more often than not).”

Though Tanya’s favourite time of day to run is within the early morning, she continues to be extraordinarily excited to be working within the noon warmth for Particular Olympics. We thanks for all of your assist and we can’t wait to see you cross that end line in August!

Please contemplate supporting Tanya or one of many different Xtra Mile Falmouth runners!

Wish to run Falmouth, bike within the Rodman Journey for Children, or various different races?Be part of the Xtra Mile immediately! 

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