The FrontRunner, YOUR Columbus Premier Running Store, was founded in 1987 by Kevin O’Grady and Richie Cohen-Smith. 25 years later, Kevin remains the store’s owner; Richie retired on December 31, 2009.
Kevin is a graduate of Columbus DeSales High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources from The Ohio State University. He is a prolific marathoner, having run 111 marathons with a PR of 2:35. He has run a marathon every year since 1979. Kevin also has run 95 ultra-marathons, including the Badwater 146, which leaves from Badwater in Death Valley, elevation minus 282 feet, and finishes at the summit of Mt. Whitney, elevation 14,497’! Kevin has run in excess of 101,000-lifetime miles.