Thirty diehards showed up to brave the ice and wind.
Some runners don’t take race cancellations well.
According to the Dallas Morning News, a group of dedicated marathoners decided to run the Dallas Marathon despite the race being called off due to a severe ice storm last weekend.
The runners got organized thanks to the “2013 Icepocalypse Marathon” Facebook group.
One of these diehards was 48-year-old Santana Gonzales who showed up from Amarillo, Texas.
“I just want to run, regardless of the conditions,” he said. “I want to get it done, so I was excited and glad that they’re doing this.”
Gonzales had completed 15 marathons prior to Dallas. “I’m kind of unusual because I lost over 80 pounds and I was very sick, so I started running,” he said. “I never want to go back to where I was before. I knew I was running this, so at Thanksgiving I didn’t eat all the sweets and all the junk and all the food.”
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