Sherri Vibbert

Sherri Vibbert, of Glasgow, hopes to run in the Boston Marathon one day. Vibbert was recently caught for the Glasgow Daily Times' Random Person feature while working out at the Barren County Family YMCA.

Sherri Vibbert hopes to run in the Boston Marathon one day.

But in order to do so, she must first qualify for the race.

“That’s definitely a goal,” said Vibbert, of Glasgow.

To qualify for the 26.2 mile race, athletes must meet the designated time standard which corresponds to their age group. For someone such as Vibbert, that means they would have to be able to run the race in 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Vibbert works as an office manager for Edmonton Primary Care and is a fitness instructor for the Barren County Family YMCA.

She and her husband, Seth, have two children — Carrie, 15, and Tyler, 13.

As a fitness instructor, she works out every day. When she’s not working out, she said, “I like to read and go out with friends, but my passion is running. I love to run.”

Vibbert has run five half-marathons, which is equivalent to 13.1 miles, and one marathon.

“I’m getting ready to run the Country Music City half marathon,” she said.

Vibbert has been running for five years. She took up the sport when she was about to turn 30.

“Healthy suddenly became important,” she said. “Something about turning 30 makes you think about aging gracefully.”

Vibbert is also preparing to co-direct a race with David Frazier, also of Glasgow.

“It will be a 5K to benefit the Maddie Morgan Foundation,” she said.

Morgan was the 6-year-old daughter of Tony and Donna Morgan, who died in November 2005 from pulmonary veno occlusive disease.

“They can check out her Web site, for upcoming information,” Vibbert said.

Aside from running the Boston Marathon, Vibbert would also like to participate in a triathlon by the time she turns 40.


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