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Published: 2/2/2014 - Updated: 2 months ago


Winter Soldier Marathon at BGSU

Joe Boyle, a 39-year-old Bowling Green man, learned he had kidney cancer in 2011, roughly a year after he found a passion for running. On Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, Mr. Boyle ran three loops of a nearly 9-mile course around the Bowling Green State University campus. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

Joe Boyle, who is fighting kidney cancer, holds back tears as he thanks supporters and runners for coming out and participating in a Winter Soldier Marathon through Bowling Green. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joe Boyle, who is fighting kidney cancer, holds back tears as he thanks supporters and runners for coming out and ...
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A sign announces the staging area for the race. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A sign announces the staging area for the race.
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Joe Boyle's friend Cheri Voltz, center, points him out in the crowd to her children Corrin Voltz, 4, left, and Jaythan Voltz, 6. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joe Boyle's friend Cheri Voltz, center, points him out in the crowd to her children Corrin Voltz, 4, left, and ...
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Joe Boyle holds back tears as he thanks supporters and runners for coming out and participating. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joe Boyle holds back tears as he thanks supporters and runners for coming out and participating.
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Joe Boyle's Cleveland Clinic physician, Dr. Brian Rini, hugs nurse Laura Wood before running in the Winter Soldier Marathon. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joe Boyle's Cleveland Clinic physician, Dr. Brian Rini, hugs nurse Laura Wood before running in the Winter Soldier Marathon.
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Joe Boyle and friend Amy Craft Ahrens get ready to run. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joe Boyle and friend Amy Craft Ahrens get ready to run.
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Joe Boyle talks to a group of runners before they all set off to run. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joe Boyle talks to a group of runners before they all set off to run.
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J.D. Pooley, left, one of the organizers, and Joe Boyle, right, who is fighting kidney cancer, start the Winter Soldier Marathon. Enlarge | Buy This Photo J.D. Pooley, left, one of the organizers, and Joe Boyle, right, who is fighting kidney cancer, start the Winter ...
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