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Tim Boyle, a runner from Crookston, started running 15 months ago and has founded Who I Run 4, a nonprofit organization matching athletes with special needs children and adults. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Crookston man's efforts link runners with special needs partners


CROOKSTON -- When Tim Boyle started running less than 15 months ago, his goal simply was to get off the couch.

"I had quit smoking and I found that all I was doing was sitting around, getting fatter," the 41-year-old Crookston resident said last week. "All I did was trade one bad habit for another."

It worked. He got into shape and started running competitively, entering the 5K in Sunshine Foundation's Walk and Fun Run in Grand Forks in January.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native, who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for nearly 30 years. 
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