Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

August 23, 2013

Woman runs from addiction

Marathoner recognized by legislators

By RONNIE ELLIS
CNHI

FRANKFORT —

Amy Compston began running when she was 11 years old, and she’s never stopped.

But along the way, the now 28-year-old mother of four and full-time nurse nearly ran her life off the road. That she got back on it and where it’s taken her since then is her story, one inspiring enough that she was recognized Thursday by the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Compston was asked by a friend to go out for track in middle school and soon was running competitively for Greenup County High School. But, three or four years later, she was running with the wrong crowd.

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