He trained like a madman; lived his dream; and died on top of the world

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He trained like a madman; lived his dream; and died on top of the world

I first ran the Cohick Half Marathon in 2012, the year I moved to Springfield. The word “Cohick” was prominent on my long-sleeved racing shirt. I simply assumed “Cohick” was a local company that was a race sponsor.

I’ve come to learn it is not a company. It’s a man: Maynard Cohick, an attorney who lived in Republic who died at age 41.

He was on an expedition to summit Annapurna I, the 10th highest peak in the world at 26,545 feet in the Himalayas, when he was buried by an avalanche.

His body is still there, above the clouds in Nepal. He left behind a wife and three children.

Only three months after his death, the first Maynard Cohick Memorial Half Marathon, 5K and fun run were held, sponsored by the Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners. The first race drew 176 runners. It started at Catholic High School.

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