CMC Athlete of the Month: December 2017
Daniel Dodson of Newton, NH has been named the CMC Athlete of the Month for December. Participate in any number of Millennium Running races and you are sure to see Dan rocking his safari hat, a thumbs up, and a smile. At 73, this self-proclaimed tortoise spends his year putting in the miles to catch all the hares! And boy does he put in the mileage! In 2017, Dan once again achieved his personal goal of 100+ road races in a calendar year for a total of 323 miles! A local legend on the road race scene, Dan has had a busy December. Running both the BASC Santa Claus Shuffle (42:27 – 5th in his division) & Yule Light Up the Night (29:16 – 3rd in his division), Dan was able to compile enough points to become the Men’s 70+ Northeast Delta Dental Points Chase Champion for the 3rd year in a row…quite a feat!
While Dan has been running road races since 1979 (often competing in New England’s most prestigious events), it is his wonderful attitude that truly makes him unique. Always with a joke to crack and a pat on the back, Dan has found his way into the hearts of many in the running community. We certainly can’t wait to celebrate his accomplishments into the New Year! What’s next for the guy who seems to have already done it all? I guess we will just have to wait and see! Congratulations Dan!
Every month, we recognize and celebrate the achievements of a member of the community. An athlete, as nominated by their peers, will be chosen to be honored as the Catholic Medical Center Athlete of the Month. We are not just looking at those who consistently finish at the front of the pack but also at those who demonstrate exemplary character and are a positive influence on their community. These qualities include, but are not limited to, dedication, commitment, leadership, and perseverance. If you know of someone who you would like to nominate as athlete of the month, please fill out the form.