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By SHm - 5/15
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Geno Phillips Still Competing At Highest Level

Masters Runner Still An Intense Competitor In Local Races

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - by John Hunt

Geno Phillips isn't a very big guy physically, but when he approaches the starting line at a road race, folks up front pay extra attention, including younger runners who think they have a shot at winning.

Phillips is a 42-year-old runner from Leland, Mississippi who has been in Chattanooga for the past 12 years.  He's a middle school social studies teacher who started at Franklin Middle for two years before moving to Brown for the next nine.  And now he's in his first year at the brand new Red Bank Middle.

The former Delta State graduate didn't start running in high school as he spent most of his time concentrating on football and tennis.  But after his first year at Delta State, he had gained some weight and made the decision to let running be his way back into shape.

It all began in the spring of 1990......

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