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Cinda Olvera nearing the finish line at the New York Marathon, 2013.

Marathoner Olvera: ‘There is no almost. You either make it or you don’t’

January 5, 2014 • Local News

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Cinda Olvera nearing the finish line at the New York Marathon, 2013.

Jessica Palmer
Record Staff Writer

Race for life is a term that might define Cinda Olvera, although the only person she is competing against is herself. Olvera is a runner. She has been running for the last seven years and has run in the Diva Half Marathon in Vale, Colo., the half-marathon in Sedona Ariz., and the New York Marathon.

She proudly displays the medallions she received for participating in each.

“I love running. I could talk about it for hours. … When I got back from New York my daughter told me that I could only talk about it for a week,” she said.

Olvera did not start out running 13 to 26 miles. She started slow, very slow, by walking. “Then I’d jog a few steps and then run a few steps.”

Eventually, she built up distance, time and speed, although she said that she is not a fast runner. Instead she feels it is a measure of her Login to read more

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