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Civin Media Relations Releases new Inspirational Book about Running and Chasing Your Dreams
DESTINED TO RUN is more than a book about running, it is a story about chasing your dreams.

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Posted Friday, 29 March, 2013

Sarnia, Ontario/Boston, Massachusetts –Thursday March 28, 2013 – Destined to Run, a publication of Mascot Press, Herndon, VA., is the new inspirational book by and about Wes Harding of Sarnia, Ontario Canada and tells the story of his journey from overweight and inactive couch potato to Boston marathon qualifier, triathlete and Ironman finisher, a four-year journey which began at the age of 40. Harding joins renowned author Todd Civin to relive the highs and lows of his amazing life and the challenges he has overcome along the way. The Foreword, written by the legendary Dick Hoyt (age 72) who has gained world-wide notoriety, competing as Team Hoyt, while he paddles, pedals and pushes his disabled son to the finish line in running events and triathlons around Massachusetts, New England and throughout the United States, including 30 Boston Marathons, 6 Ironman Triathlons and over 1100 races.

Harding, a principal and teacher at Temple Christian Academy in Sarnia shares the incredible stories of how he has walked with God in order to remain faithful and travel the life path that God has established for him.

This is more than just a story about a fat guy turned triathlete. Destined to Run tells Wes Harding's story of traveling through life and overcoming the immense challenges that have been tossed in front of his feet. Though he has stumbled and often fallen, he continued to have the strength and courage to get back up again while never losing faith in God.

Several notable individuals have endorsed the book including Uta Pippig, (three time Boston Marathon winner, Olympian, winner of the New York and Berlin marathons), Dave McGillivray, (B.A.A. Boston Marathon Race Director and author), Mayor Mike Bradley, (Mayor of the City of Sarnia, Ontario) and others.

Destined To Run is being sold at at a cost of $19.95 plus shipping. It is also being sold anywhere Wes Harding races or performs public speaking engagements and through a number of local signings that Harding and Civin will be appearing at.

About the Authors
Wes Harding currently resides in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada with his wife, Sue, and four daughters, Rebekah, Jessica, Anissa & Ciera and their two dogs Riley and Presley. He is a 1990 graduate of McMaster University with a degree in Religious Studies and a 2011 graduate of Windsor University with a degree in Education. He has gone from an overweight couch potato to Ironman in less than four years. In his spare time, Wes is a motivational speaker, encouraging people to live out their dreams because “anything is possible”. Wes ran as a member of the Team Hoyt Boston Marathon team in April of 2012 and will be returning for his sophomore campaign in April, 2013. He completed the Ironman in Lake Placid, NY in the fall of 2012 and ran as an Angel with my Team Triumph Michigan in the summer of '12.

Todd Civin resides in Winchendon, MA though will always consider Spencer, MA to be his home. He is a 1983 graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. Todd is married to his wife, Katie, has five children, Corey, Erika, Julia, Kate and Dakota & two grandchildren, Addison and Lukas. Civin is the owner of Civin Media Relations and the Social Media Director for Team Hoyt. His first book, One Letter at a Time, by Rick Hoyt with Todd Civin was released in 2012 and published by Mascot Press.



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