GOSHEN, Ind– Today an interview was conducted with marathon runner Justin Gillette. This was a part of the Write on Sports summer camp held at Goshen college. Gillette shared about how his family has supported him throughout his carer as a runner.
February 14th 1996 was a very important day for Gillette, it was the first day he started running.That day his grandmother has passed away.
“I needed to clear my head,” Gillette said.
He ran one mile to the local general store where he bought a donut and then walked home. Afterwards Gillette continued to run and it eventually became his carer.
According to Gillette his mother was one of his greatest inspirations for running as well. His mother was a single parent raising Gillette and his two siblings. She managed to work hard while still making exercise important, and Gillette grew up learning to love exercise.
One of Gillette’s favorite parts of running marathon was being able to travel with his family. Gillette is excited for January 14th 2014, during this time Gillette and his family will be traveling to the Bahamas for a marathon.
Gillette’s family is very supportive of his carer, especially his wife who is also a marathon runner. Even his two year old son is supportive of his running.
“If I had a bad day my son Miles would say something like, ‘ it’s okay, daddy, you’re faster than Miles,'” Gillette said.