Willie McCool Memorial Marathon Honoring Local Hero

Published 04/05 2014 09:10PM

Updated 04/05 2014 09:27PM

LUBBOCK, TX-- Press Release:

West Texas Endurance hosted the Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon, 5K & 10K at the Silent Wings Museum Saturday.

David Nelson, Owner of West Texas Endurance says, "We are honored to once again produce a race that honors a local hero - Willie McCool. We hope his memory will inspire many in our community to not only start the race, but cross the finish line of all of life's many endeavors."

Audrey and Barry McCool said, "Willie always believed - when you are running a race, being fast at the start does not always mean that you will win. It's being able to finish the race that counts."

Covenant Health is the presenting sponsor of the race.

"Covenant is proud to join with West Texas Endurance to advance health and wellness in our community", said Paul Arrington, Regional Vice President Strategic Services. "WTE is a terrific organization, based in Lubbock, that has established a tradition of first class, creative, family fun events. We can't think of a better way, or with better people, to extend our ministry of Christian healing -- mind, body and spirit -- to the surrounding communities."

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