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Brownsburg man running to stop violence

Posted at 11:40 PM, Apr 18, 2016

BROWNSBURG, Ind. -- A Brownsburg man is taking to the streets to help reduce violence in Indianapolis.

Last year, Kory Coleman ran three marathons in three straight weeks to help a family friend. This year he has a new fundraising goal: $25,000 for the Ten Point Coalition.

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To raise the money, Coleman plans to run two full marathons on back-to-back days, followed by a half marathon.

His goal seems especially timely after 15 people were shot, six fatally, in Indianapolis' deadliest weekend yet in 2016.

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Coleman is a former teacher whose students are now getting into their impressionable teenage years. Giving those kids and others every chance to make the right choices is his motivation to cross the finish line.

"I think if you can get in front of the problem and then prevent it, versus having to try to correct it, you are just so much more successful," Coleman said.

Ten Point's Rev. Charles Harrison said $25,000 would go a long way toward providing the city's youth with jobs to help keep them from choosing the street.

Coleman plans to run the Kentucky Derby Marathon on April 30, then the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati, followed by the Indianapolis Mini Marathon the next weekend.

For more information about the Ten Point Coalition, visit their website here.

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