See Andrew run… and run… and run

November 7, 2008

Below are videos of Andrew’s odyssey over 26.2 miles in the City of Oaks Marathon.   I watched all 3 prior to posting and I think Kathy is right the Bateman’s certianly have the crying gene.   Go ahead, I dare you watch all 3… Read the rest of this entry »

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I did It!

November 5, 2008

We did it, is more like it.  I finished the Marathon in 5 hours 1 minand 22seconds.  Not bad.  It was because of all of the support that I received that I was able to run the “City of Oaks” Marathon.  There was never a point that I wasn’t going to finish.  I would never disrespect a Fallen Marine.  I ran for my Cousin Phil, I know that he was with me.  I wished he was there to carry me.  But it is our job to help carry on his memory. 
Team Dykeman at City of Oaks Marathon Thank you for all that have contributed and to all that will continue to.  This is not over.  Later this week I will get an update on how much we have raised for the Captain Philip J. Dykeman Memorial Scholarship Fund.  I know that we have not reached out goal, YET!  The website www.teamdykeman.com ,by Friday, will have a total.  We will also have a video and pictures of the Marathon. 
 
As I ran through the finish line the announcer said” # 139 is Andrew Bateman member of Team Dykeman.  He is running for Captain Philip J Dykeman, United States Marine Corps.  He was killed in Iraq in June.”  I didn’t catch the rest, I was pointing to the sky.  Paying my own tribute.  ” WE DID IT” Read the rest of this entry »


Andrew did it! by Kathryn Shoults

November 4, 2008

Hello to everyone

Andrew did it! 26.2 miles and smiling at the finish line ( and he didn’t even know there was a massage at the end) Amazing doesn’t even begin to come close to the man or the event-I know I look forward to whatever is next and the time spent together helping. The sacrifices, effort and time(money ,too) to create a lasting legacy for someone that I love, we all love, and miss so very much…well somehow it’s starting to come together for me and I see a glimpse of the “good that comes from everything”. Thank you Andrew. I love you. And Phil–I love you too.

Love Kathryn
(Captian Phil’s Sister)


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