Local runner preparing for Iron Distance Triathlon in Oklahoma City

Meg Wempe

Meg Wempe

When asked about running, Meg Wempe, who serves as assistant director of the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, smiled and said, “That is a funny question, kids run all the time and it is almost becomes like a punishment; like having to run laps. But, running is such a natural thing to do. I started running as an adult about eight years ago. I had decided I wanted to do a triathlon, with swimming, biking and running.”

Wempe is currently training for long-distance triathlon. “I am currently training for the Iron Distance Triathlon in Oklahoma City towards the last of September. It will be a 2.4-mile swim, then you do 112-mile bike ride, get off and run a full marathon of 26.2 miles,” Wempe said.

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This story was posted on August 14, 2014.