On the run

DMU faculty and students provided first aid at the Living History Farms Off-Road Races.
Ready to assist runners at the Living History Farms (LHF) Off-Road Races are (from left) Noreen O’Shea, D.O.’84, FAAFP; Kirk Neustrom, D.P.M.; Thomas Benzoni, D.O.’83, AOBEM, FACEP, ABFM; Kody Kasten, D.O.’19; Erika Jaworski, D.O.’19; Rachel Benzoni; Brian Doherty, D.O.’19; and James Hart, a member of the LHF Race committee. O’Shea and Benzoni are assistant professors of family medicine at DMU.
Physical therapy station at IMT Des Moines Marathon
Physical therapy students represent DMU and their future profession as they help work out the kinks for IMT Des Moines Marathon participants.

First-, second- and third-year physical therapy students made DMU proud by providing recovery services to more than 150 runners participating in the IMT Des Moines Marathon and half-marathon on Oct. 18. Tyler Wishau, D.P.M.’14, participated in the half-marathon while juggling three balls; he’s a longtime participant and international competitor in “joggling,” an officially recognized track event.

DMU students and faculty also staffed the DMU Mobile Clinic as a first aid station at the 37th annual Living History Farms Off-Road Races on Nov. 21. Dubbed the biggest cross country race in North America, the seven-mile event — a fundraiser for the central Iowa attraction — draws up to 7,500 participants, many in costume, who wade through creeks, dodge animals and crawl their way over gullies.

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