OLYMPIA -- Jesse Stevick used to watch the marathoners stream by his home, thinking he'd one day like to do that. ...

In 1985, Smith vowed he'd never run a marathon again after enduring sideways rain at Seaside, Ore., finishing in 10 minutes under three hours. But Smith, a social worker, continued to train, running about 70 miles a week for the past 20 years. He upped that to 95 miles a week a month ago.


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