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Poplar Bluff runner finishes 600-mile marathon for St. Jude


A Poplar Bluff man made his final stride to the finish line today after running more than 600 miles.

Dale Manning started his run from Hartford, Michigan on September 9 in an effort to raise money for the children of St. Jude.

Manning said while running, he added more than a dozen names to the shirt he wears in honor of those young patients. 

We spoke with Manning after he crossed the finish line. 

Manning is an X-ray technician at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

“These children deserves anything we could do for them," Manning said. "This is a little bit compared to what they need, but we got to keep on trying and keep on praying for them. It’s so important and I’m so sincere when I say that my heart is with those children.”

At 66 years old, Manning said even though this is his last run, he plans to run another 2 miles to hand deliver the check to St. Jude.

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