Alex Powell


Overcoming Adversity to Maximize Ability and Opportunity: AGSR Gratitude Campaign

If this month-long focus on Alex’s Great State Race has shown us anything, it is that wonderful things can be done through perseverance. This can be defined as “continued effort to do or achieve something, despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.” In our second week, we saw that Alex overcame obstacles to achieve his dream of becoming a Spartan, despite his cancer diagnosis and treatment. Throughout those incredibly challenging times, he remained focused on his goal and made the most of the time he had been given. We have strived to do the same with this event we run each year in his honor.