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Running Star Emilia O’Leary: A Seasoned Veteran in Ninth Grade


Even though she’s in ninth grade at East Aurora High School, Emilia O’Leary has a running career that already spans seven years. That’s right, seven years. Beginning at Parkdale Elementary School, Emilia signed up for a program run by Mrs. Kibler called Mighty Milers in the second grade. The girls ran laps in the school gym while Mrs. Kibler kept track. They passed the half-marathon mark and eventually the marathon (26.2 miles) mark before the school year was out.

“That’s when I knew that I l...

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