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Donovan Thorpe is first Jack Quinn's Runner to reach 200 runs

Donovan Thorpe is first Jack Quinn's Runner to reach 200 runs

Donovan Thorpe held a cold beer in one hand, leaned against the wall and tried to be as unassuming as possible.
But after finishing his 3.1 miles with the Jack Quinn's Running Club, he was the most important person in the room.
Thorpe, 34, ran with the club for the first time more than four years ago. On Tuesday at the Veterinary Specialty Center (which hosted the club), he became the first Quinn's member to reach 200 total runs.
"I'm not a big runner," Thorpe said. "I only run once a week, now. But once I hit 100 runs, I just figured I'd keep going."
It was a special night for the Thorpe family. Thorpe's father, Daniel, 59, earned his 100-run shirt.
"I initially thought I'd run with him for only a while," Daniel Thorpe said. "But then it turned into a weekly thing."
Donovan Thorpe said he never put a lot of thought into reaching 200 runs, but he does recall his first attempts at the Jack Quinn's 5K course.
"I remember thinking I was dying," he said. "I had to walk a lot. But I definitely got hooked on it. I missed a few runs, but I always tried to make it."
A computer tech at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, Thorpe wasn't ready to predict the completion of 300 runs.
"We'll have to see," he said. "That's at least two years away."

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