Inspiring local man overcomes childhood challenges with distance running

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Meet the author who used long-distance running to overcome great personal difficulties and learn how he continues his inspiring journey today.

Growing up in a small town as the son of disabled parents with 6 siblings and little money would be challenging for anyone.  But one New Mexican found a passion that carried him through the difficulties of his early life, even inspiring him to write a book about it.  Gerry Garcia’s love of long-distance running took his life in a new direction, and his story continues to inspire others today.

Gerry’s book, Growing a Runner is a true story of his own adventures and can be purchased on Amazon.

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