The time is now to find the American Spirit again. It is a time to put differences aside and work to help everyone stay healthy and get thru this difficult time. It is a time to reach out to our family, friends and our neighbors, especially the older ones, to check to see how they are doing and if you can do anything to help them.


The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021. They also agreed on new dates for the Paralympic Games, which will be celebrated from 24 August until 5 September 2021.

By Matt McGowan, Columbus  March 8, Because of the treat of COVID-19 the Ohio Department of Health, Columbus Mayor Ginther and Ohio Governor DeWine cancelled the Arnold EXPO and banned spectators from most of the athletic events at the Arnold Sport Festival. The Arnold Pump & Run and Arnold 5K races were still contested.  The cost of the lifting for the Arnold 5K Pump & Run more than tripled since the closing of the EXPO.  The race committee meet with the Columbus police on February 3rd and were informed we could not use the course which had been used for seventeen years because of construction and other issues on the old course route. 

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to COVID-19 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

RUNOHIO Start Year 32 - I introduced RUNOHIO at the 1988 Columbus Marathon and the first issue of RUNOHIO printed March 1989. My younger brother Jeff and my mom, Jean McGowan, assisted with the start of the publication.