We are proud to announce that Don Small has qualified for the Boston Marathon! Don has been with Jasper Rubber for 12 years and is employed as a Press Operator on 3rd shift. Don ran cross country at Crawford County High School. The time needed for Don’s age group to qualify for the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon is 3 hours: 25 minutes. In a race at Columbus, Indiana this summer, Don was timed at 3 hours: 11 minutes: 46 seconds, this time qualified him to run in the 2016 Boston Marathon. Don’s training consists of 5 to 8 miles a day during the week and 15 to 24 miles on the weekend. To help stay fit, Don’s diet includes a lot of vegetables and he avoids sugar. Days before a race, Don gears up by adding a lot of carbs to his diet including bread, potatoes and rice. Don currently resides in Ferdinand with his wife, Lora and daughter, Alyse.