Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Breitsch brothers band together to finish 100-mile race

I am so impressed with triple brothers Nathan and Evan Breitsch.
They ran the 100 Mile Burning River Endurance Race in Willoughby together last weekend.
Their third brother, Brian, would have joined them, but he was out of town.
Nathan, a student at Ohio University, signed up for the race with friends from college. When they couldn't join him, he decided to run any way because he paid his entrance fee of $160.
Evan, who runs at Allegheny College, joined his brother at the 55-mile mark and planned to do 20 miles. Evan had never run a marathon before, but last Sunday he completed 46 miles total.
He could not leave his brother.
He felt Nathan would not be able to finish the race without his support.
What could be better than that?
I covered the Breitsch triples when they ran track and cross country at Chagrin Falls High School. Their closeness always impressed me.
When I heard they completed 100 miles together, I wasn't surprised.
The love between brothers and sisters is that powerful.

-Theresa Neuhoff Audia



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