Month: February 2020

Beyond the roster: Midlothian mom Keira D’Amato trains to be Olympic marathon runner

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — When she was younger, Keira D’Amato wasn’t specifically interested in running. The northern Virginia native got into the sport to impress the soccer coach at Oakton High School.  But she quickly noticed she had a talent for the solitary sport that demands perseverance and discipline, even if it lets her mind wander. …

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Spurred on By Four-Legged Friends, Keira D’Amato Stays Smiling

By Jasmina Charania Training partners can be crucial to a runner’s success, especially those who need the extra motivation to keep pushing during marathon training. Keira D’Amato knows this to be true– but most of her running partners have four legs. “I think dogs get really excited to see me because I have a similar …

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