Why I'm Running: Nick Maedel | Families
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Nick Maedel is one of many elite runners in the field for this year's 26.2 With Donna, but he won't have to travel far.
Nick grew up in Orange Park. He was a star cross country runner at Ridgeview High School, and he earned an opportunity to compete for the cross country team at Florida State University.
Sunday will be Nick's first full marathon. In addition to wanting to conquer this personal challenge, Maedel is also running to honor his mother, a cancer survivor.