This year, Austin Hogan ran the Houston Half Marathon as part of the Race to End Duchenne team.
Why did you choose to join the Race to End Duchenne team?
Our family friend Sam Killian has Duchenne, and we want to do everything we can to support him!
How many races have you participated in?
The Houston Half was my first race!
How do you prepare for races?
I prepare with lots of training, sleep, granola, and bananas.
Do you have any fundraising and/or training tips or pointers you would share with other runners – either advice someone gave you or you’ve discovered on your own?
Stretch and pace yourself on training runs! I had to fight through shin splints the last month and it was probably due to overuse and lack of a good stretch beforehand.
What will be the first thing you do when you finish your next race?
Grab my medal, rest for a few weeks, then start training for the next one!
Join Austin in the Race to End Duchenne
Race to End Duchenne is Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy’s signature program that raises funds to support our mission to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy. When you join the Race to End Duchenne you are supporting PPMD’s vital work in advancing research, care, and advocacy to help those with Duchenne live longer, stronger lives. Join the team at one of our upcoming races!Join the Race