Longtime runner bookends 20th marathon in St. George surrounded by family

Scott Stephan runs the St. George Marathon, St. George, Utah, Circa October, 2015 | Photo courtesy of David Stephan, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Family man and running enthusiast, Scott Stephan is set to complete his 20th full marathon Saturday at the St. George Marathon. Stephan became a marathoner back in 2000 at the St. George Marathon where his young family — wife and five children — saw him complete 26.2 miles for the very first time. This weekend Scott will run the St. George course for the 10th time, now with six grandchildren, two sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law added to his finish line greeting party.

From Southern California, Stephan’s loyal participation at the St. George Marathon over the years has turned into a family reunion for the Stephan family. Stephan and his “family following” travel hundreds of miles from different places across the west to cheer him on and enjoy Southern Utah.

Members of the Stephan family cheer on Scott Stephan as he runs the St. George Marathon, St. George, Utah, Circa October, 2015 | Photo courtesy of David Stephan, St. George News

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