Kevin Zimmer adds running for Dick Beardsley charity to his passion for marathons
Nurse anesthetist Kevin Zimmer of Sauk Centre started running when he was in the Air Force, but it wasn’t until he ran his first marathon that his interest became a passion.
Until about 1984, Zimmer ran two to three miles as part of his military physical training. Then he started running five to 10 miles. “Running after work is very relaxing,” he said.
While living in Grand Forks, N.D. in the early 1990s, Zimmer and a friend talked about running a marathon, but life was too busy and it didn’t happen.
It was during two years spent in California while his family remained back in North Dakota that he had a lot of time on his hands to gear up for a marathon. “We still had two kids in high school and didn’t want to move them,” said Zimmer. See more in Jennie Zeitler’s Dairyland Peach story. (Photo by Jennie Zeitler, Dairyland Peach)
PHOTO: Kevin Zimmer of Sauk Centre was privileged to have breakfast with Dick Beardsley the morning of the Boston Marathon, April 16. Pictured are (from left): Kevin Zimmer, Beardsley and Joan Zimmer.