From left: Nate Luke, Codey Juillerat, Kevin Stuckey, Michele Haines, Jarrod Haines, Megan Abbott, J.T. Dettwiller and Tiffany Fleming all participated in the Columbus Half Marathon. (Photos courtesy of Jarrod Haines)
From left: Nate Luke, Codey Juillerat, Kevin Stuckey, Michele Haines, Jarrod Haines, Megan Abbott, J.T. Dettwiller and Tiffany Fleming all participated in the Columbus Half Marathon. (Photos courtesy of Jarrod Haines)
Highland County runner and Lashutka Spirit Award honoree Michele Haines successfully completed the Columbus Half Marathon Sunday, Oct. 20 in her return to racing after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018.

As reported last week by The Highland County Press, Haines was selected as one of 11 runners to receive the Lashutka Spirit Award at this year’s Columbus Marathon in honor of her “perseverance and strength.” This was Haines’ sixth time participating in the Half Marathon.



According to unofficial results posted by the Columbus Marathon, Haines finished the 13.1 miles with a time of 2:20.20, where she was 4,974th place out of 8,429 runners, unofficially. Crossing the finish line at her side was her husband, Jarrod Haines.

The Haines family had a crowd of supporters cheering them on as well as loved ones who participated in the event alongside them. Megan Abbott, J.T. Dettwiller, Tiffany Fleming, Codey Juillerat, Nate Luke and Kevin Stuckey all raced with Jarrod and Michele Sunday.

To learn more about Haines, read the feature at: https://highlandcountypress.com/Content/In-The-News/In-The-News/Article/Haines-to-receive-Spirit-Award-at-Columbus-Marathon-in-return-to-racing/2/20/53202.