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Friends I Do Know

Posted on April 18, 2012 by Margaret Schlachter

A while back I wrote a post about all the incredible people I have met through almost the last year. The post, People I Don’t Know¬†prompted me to think about all the people I interact with that I actually have never met. Well that number yesterday shrunk one more.

Dane Rauschenberg and I have been “friends” since last August when we both competed in the Spartan Beast in Killington, Vermont. When I accepted his friend request I had no idea who he was. Well some google searching later and reading up I found out a little more about him. Dane is an endurance athlete, author, and motivational speaker. He wrote his first book See Dane Run¬†about him running 52 marathons in 52 weekends while still holding down a full-time job and living a “regular life.” Since then he has run numerous races (over 100 marathons), spoken to groups all over the country, and has a million great stories. He just completed the 350 mile race along the Pacific Coast last week.

When I knew I was going to be in Salt Lake City and knew Dane lived here. I figured it would be a great chance to sit down, actually meet (we had spoken much via Facebook) and have a meal. Yesterday, we met at Noodles and Company here in Salt Lake City and proceeded to have a three-hour lunch in which time we spoke about running, racing, life, and everything in between. He is a wealth of knowledge and has some great stories! I thoroughly enjoyed the time and was given a sneak peak of Dane’s upcoming book cover.

Thanks Dane, for taking the time. Loved sharing the stories!