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Debbie Zockoll | Hundreds of Marathons and Still Going Strong


Runners come from across the United States each year to participate in the St. George Marathon. Many local residents also choose to participate. However, few have been more invested in running it than Debbie Zockoll.

Slender and tan, Debbie did not need to travel far. As a Southern Utah elementary school teacher, she has run every St. George marathon since it began 38 years ago.

“St. George is an incredible community for this event,” she said. “They do everything perfectly, as marathons go. I’ve searched a lot for the best, and I found that the best was in my own backyard.”

To say running is her passion seems like an understatement. “After that first marathon, I was hooked,” Debbie said. Since the first St. George Marathon, she has completed 229 marathons across the world.

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