Dave Walters dominated the 60-64 age group in two Abbott World Marathon Majors in 2015, winning his age group by 21 minutes at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2:45:26 and going on to claim age group victory, this time by 17 minutes, at the TCS New York City Marathon three weeks later with a 2:47:27. Walters, who began running as a child in Tanzania while his parents taught at a teachers training college, trains throughout the year and around the world, as his career as a 777 captain for United Airlines keeps him frequently traveling. Walters emphasizes hill work and a healthy diet to stay in top form, spends a lot of time on the elliptical to cross train and only races six times per year. When he’s in the Chicago area, he trains with area groups including DWRunning, coached by his son, Dan Walters.
Walters plans to run the United Airlines NYC Half in March, the Boston Marathon in April, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in October and the New York City Marathon in November.
After running competitively in high school and college, Beth Chenoweth stepped away from the sport in favor of intramural soccer and floor hockey. By 2004, she missed it, and, after mentioning this to one of her soccer teammates, joined his racing team. She raced the CARA Circuit that year, winning the overall female title.
Chenoweth credits her husband Rob and the Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team for helping her have a standout 2015, which included finishing as the first overall Masters female at the Grand Rapids Half Marathon and Naperville Half Marathon along with winning the Halloween Hustle 5K, all in the space of three weeks. She plans to run the Boston Marathon this spring in under 2:55, which would earn her a new marathon PR, along with racing the 2016 CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit.