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Laurie has worked for Strides since 2008. You likely won't find her in the store, (she has a new training partner- her infant son) as she does most of her work "behind the scenes".  She grew up cycling beside her Dad on his Sunday long runs, and the run bug really took ahold of her after she ran her first 10k. Since then she has completed 8 marathons, 5 half Ironmans, and Ironman Canada. Favorites in include the NYC marathon, Bangkok Marathon, and Goofy Challenge. Laurie has a BSc. with a Kinesiology minor, and practiced as an RMT (treating athletes) for 5 years before starting up a Photography business (Through Laurie's Lens) so she could spend more time at home with husband, son and two labs.