Finishing a marathon is an accomplishment worth noting.
But joining the Ogden Marathon's 10 Year Club is taking it to the next level.
A dozen runners will join the prestigious 56-member group today:
Kathy Bastian, Ralee Eck, Kaly Fadel, Betty Tobias, Jan Degiulio, Mike Rosner, Edward Jordan, Angie Petersen, Paul Spjut, Gary Straquadine, Don Mueller and Chris Anderson.
Kudos to each and every one of you.
By the way, the 13-year runners list includes a dozen runners:
Mike Brooks, Ron Remkes, Julie Nelson-Pierce, David Tanner, Jim Peacock, Celeste Collman, Marc Collman, Tom Remkes, Sue Oldroyd, Jamie Remkes, Shane Story and Brett Wilding.
If the Ogden Marathon and state track and field championships aren't enough to keep sports fans and participants busy today, consider a few other exciting activities:
* The state prep lacrosse championships run all day at Copper Hills High School. Syracuse High (Division II boys) is the only Top of Utah team in action.
* The Utah Blaze will host Breast Cancer Awareness Night when the franchise takes on the Iowa Barnstormers at EnergySolutions Arena. Players will sport pink equipment for the AFL contest.
* The Salt Lake Bees will honor men and women of the United States Armed Forces during Military Appreciation Night as the Bees take on the Nashville Sounds at 6:35 p.m. The team will wear camouflage jerseys for tonight's game. Military personnel can get a free ticket to the game by showing identification.
Colonel Bryan Radliff, F-16 pilot and commander of the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
The championship fights from the week-long National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions will be staged beginning at 7 p.m. tonight at the Salt Palance Convention Center.
No Utahns made the finals, but it will be a good show nonetheless.
* BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall will host the Gridiron Rumble motorcycle ride today to benefit families with significant life challenges. The benefit ride begins at Timpanogos Harley-Davidson in Lindon. Interested riders can go to BroncoMendenhall.com for details.
Proceeds from the ride go to Thursday's Heroes, an initiative of the BYU football program to benefit children and families with significant life challenges.
All-Pro NFL safety Eric Weddle will sign autographs and copies of his newly released book, "No Excuses, No Regrets," tonight at EnergySolutions Arena from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
The book about the former Utah Ute was written by former Standard-Examiner sports writer Trent Toone. ...
The Salt Lake Community College softball team improved to 51-9 on Friday with win in the NJCAA Division I championships in St. George. The Bruins had a late Friday game to earn a spot in Saturday's final. The roster includes Top of Utah players MaCauley Flint (Roy High), Payton Palmer (Roy), Taylor Tann (Syracuse), Lauryn Kirschner (Layton) and Megan Bradshaw (Mountain Crest). ...
Meanwhile, Dixie State went 40-14 in softball and made it to the final game of the NCAA Division II regionals before losing to Cal State Dominguez Hills. The Red Storm roster included Bailee Freeland (Bonneville) and Autumn Woodfall (Davis). ...
Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has withdrawn his name from consideration for the open Milwaukee Bucks coaching position. ...
The Utah Grizzlies donated $159,143.60 in cash, tickets and merchandise to over 200 non-profit groups during the 2012-2013 season. The amount was a $20,000 increase from a year ago. The Grizzlies also made nearly 200 mascot appearances with Grizzbee, including 54 appearances at elementary schools for the assembly program "Hockey Is A Lot Like Life" as well as "Lunchtime With Grizzbee." ...
The First Tee of Utah is planning a busy year, aiming to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Toget involved, visit http://www.thefirstteeutah.org.
Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.