'Marathon Man' in Meridian

Croix Sather spoke to students at Magnolia Middle School Tuesday, encouraging them to follow their dreams.

That's exactly what he's doing right now.

Sather only began running seriously a year ago. But soon after that, he decided he wanted to run from San Diego to New York, covering 30 miles a day for 100 days. Tuesday was day 40.

"The first five weeks or so has been excruciatingly painful," said Sather. "It was almost debilitating at times. But now I've gotten into a rhythm, and it's become almost routine, almost."

Sather is traveling with a four-man team, which includes a truck driver, an RV driver and a videographer. He has also written a book, 'Dream Big, Act Big'.

A link to Sather's website is provided below.


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  • by Doug Location: Meridian on Apr 29, 2011 at 06:05 AM
    I agree... The man is just a hobo wandering the U.S. trying to sell his book. Go to his website. It is all about making money. Shame on you public schools.
  • by Jo Location: Meridian, MS on Apr 28, 2011 at 05:05 PM
    Bill, you should really do research on what you are speaking of before making silly statements. YES, time was well spent away from state testing prep for the students to hear what message he had for them. This "hobo," as you so bodly called him, spoke to the students about how achievement of their goals, regardless of what they are, are possible. He also gave EVERY student a free copy of his book. Bill, what exactly have YOU done for a public school? What have you done to empower low-income students in their dreams and beliefs? What have you done to make a difference on over 300 kids in one hour's time? What have you done for YOUR community? I think it's pretty powerful that an outsider would take his time, his money, and his written word to share with the students.
  • by Dave Location: Meridian on Apr 28, 2011 at 12:11 PM
    Should authors with an important message or a great story wait until they convince a publishing company to print their book or should they take the risk and self-publish themselves? Bill, have you even READ the book that Croix wrote? I have and it contains some great ideas. Ideas that Croix is personally delivering to audiences across the country to motivate them to follow their dreams. I read on Croix's blog that he is giving away books at most speaking engagements and is not being paid for lots of his speeches (even though he is an award-winning speaker). Schools are lucky to have someone like Croix visit and motivate the students to Dream Big & Act Big ! If anything, Croix's speech probably pumps up the students so that they do BETTER on state tests!
  • by Bill Location: Meridian on Apr 26, 2011 at 06:47 PM
    The book is self published... He is just doing this to make money. Can't believe schools let any hobo who is trying to sell his book take time away from preparing for the state tests.
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