Parker College of Chiropractic Student Wins Cowtown Marathon

Parker Chiropractic News

(Fort Worth, TX) — Parker College of Chiropractic student, Logan Sherman placed first in the annual Cowtown Marathon. The marathon consisted of 20,000 runners this year. Sherman established himself as an elite leader of the pack early on in the 32nd annual 26.2-mile run through the streets of Fort Worth, Texas.

Kenyan Kiplimo Chemirmir, the odds-on favorite and veteran of marathon events, opened the race in an attempt to take command from the opening miles. But Sherman, a former standout track and cross country runner at Texas A&M who was running a marathon for just the second time in his life, refused to fade away. Eight miles into the race, Chemirmir held a 20-second lead, but by the time the two reached the 12-mile mark they were running stride-for-stride and side-by-side. Then just after the 14-mile sign, the guide truck leading the race made a wrong turn and it cost the two leaders approximately a mile before they were back on the trail.

Maybe the detour broke Chemirmir’s concentration, or maybe Sherman accepted the unscheduled tour as another challenge, but by the time Sherman hit the 16-mile mark he was two minutes in front of his rival. By the time he reached the 23-mile station, Sherman was so far out in front (four minutes) that Chemirmir could not be seen on the trail.

Logan Sherman of Parker College of Chiropractic wins Cowtown Marathon
Photo: Logan Sherman of Parker College of Chiropractic wins Cowtown Marathon
Sherman may have been battling muscle cramps as well as lower back pains, but he finished the marathon in 2:31.58, five minutes in front of Chemirmir and 10 minutes ahead of the third place finisher, Daniel Lawton.

With the victory, Sherman has qualified to compete in the Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest and most prestigious running event.

Dr. Jenny Noblit-Pamer, 2005 Parker graduate, came in first place during the 5k run that included more than 2,000 runners. Dr. Noblit-Pamer was thrilled to find out that she was not the only Parker affiliated winner. “It’s incredible that a current Parker student also won the marathon,” said Dr. Noblit-Pamer. “It makes me proud of Parker and proud of chiropractic.”

As a chiropractor, she understands the importance of including chiropractic care in her training for a race that will put so much stress on her body. “Because I know that receiving chiropractic care keeps the body healthy and functioning to its full potential it’s important to include it,” said Dr. Noblit-Pamer. “Chiropractic helps prepare my body to perform at my best.”

The Cowtown event included several additional competitions such as a half-marathon, three-person relay marathon, adult 10k, and 5k for kids.

About Parker College of Chiropractic
Parker College of Chiropractic, located in Dallas, is one of the country’s leading educators of healthcare professionals with an international student enrollment. Founded in 1982, this private, non-profit educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. Parker College of Chiropractic is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the bachelor of science and doctor of chiropractic degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA, 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Parker College of Chiropractic. The doctor of chiropractic degree program of Parker College of Chiropractic is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education, 8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321. Tel: 480.443.8877. For additional information about Parker College of Chiropractic, visit the college’s website at www.parkercc.edu.

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