Michelle Walker is a mother of six children who resides in Southern Indiana. After working as both an accountant and special education teacher, Michelle left the workforce to focus on raising her kids. During this time, she discovered running to be a great physical and mental outlet. Gradually building up to the marathon distance, Michelle found long distance running to be her passion. Over a five year time period, she worked diligently to reduce her marathon finish times. She used marathons to set and accomplish goals, fulfilling her basic drive to achieve. Michelle has run marathons in each of the 50 states (all with finish times of less than four hours). She has run marathons on all seven continents. Michelle has also completed all of the World Marathon Majors, posting a Boston Marathon qualifying time in each race. In addition to running, Michelle competes in triathlons of varying distances. She has finished four Ironman 140.6 triathlons. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys promoting fitness in her community, as well as volunteering in her kids’ activities.