Rice finishes Boston Marathon

Published 3:56 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Atmore resident Mark Rice once again accomplished his goal of completing the Boston Marathon Monday finishing the race in just over 3 1/2 hours.

Rice, the administrator for Atmore Vision Center, finished the 116th running of the marathon with a time of 3:35:32, which placed him in 3,799th place out of more than 26,000 participants. In his age division, Rice placed 217th.

Participating in his fourth Boston Marathon, Rice was again continuing his strive to influence people to choose to be healthy.

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In a recent interview with The Advance, Rice said his reason for wanting to improve his health was for family.

“I suppose it is some realization that I am aging,” Rice said. “As I saw some things changing, I wanted to stay young and enjoy life. I have a six-year-old daughter, so that is a big part of my motivation to stay healthy for her. I also want to encourage people to choose to be healthy.”

For more on this story see Saturday’s edition of The Atmore Advance.