Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen is participating in the 2016 Boston Marathon on Monday, but when he picked up his bib on Sunday, it identified him as a 43-year-old runner from Starkville, Michigan.
Got my bib. pic.twitter.com/C8Qehpx3pY
— Dan Mullen™ (@CoachDanMullen) April 17, 2016
There is no Starkville in Michigan and the postal code for Mississippi is MS, not MI. An easy mistake to make, but one that places Mullen’s home more than 800 miles north of Davis Wade Stadium, where he has coached since 2009.
Mullen has never participated in a marathon before, but he has been training for a year for the event. He made this fitness commitment to raise money for his family’s foundation, which contributes to 36 charities that help kids in Mississippi.
So even if his bib says Michigan, it’s still Mississippi that will benefit from the Bulldogs coach’s 26.2-mile run.