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By Matthew Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Overcoming Obstacles

One man's journey in recovery


Last updated 7/27/2023 at 8:38pm

Matthew O. Stephens

Area residents climb over a wall obstacle at Qlispe Raceway in Airway Heights during the Muddy Dash on July 22.

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Inspiration can be born in times of tragedy, as is the case with one St. John resident.

An accident in July 2017 left David Hannus, 57, with a long road of recovery ahead of him. His drive wouldn't let any obstacles stand in his way though.

On July 22, Hannus celebrated his success in recovery by running the "Muddy Dash" obstacle course race at Qlispe Raceway.

Hannus was working as a contractor on a $2 million Fife mall remodel at the time of his accident, when he was tasked to take apart some conduit.

"I went over to work on taking it apart," Hannus said. "Unfortun...

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