Oconee County graduate opens Fleet Feet Sports

Written by Derek Wiley of Oconee The Magazine

"On the running store’s Facebook page, Dustin Shinholser has a collection of photographs to chronicle his first year as operator of Fleet Feet Athens. There’s the one from the first Monday night group run last July when the store hadn’t even opened yet but nine people showed up. A contractor took the photo. There’s one of a Halloween run where Shinholser dressed up like Buzz Lightyear and Fleet Feet employee Christine Busby was a Lego person. There’s another on St. Patrick’s Day. Despite the cold and rain, 11 runners showed up and one man even dressed up like a leprechaun. There are photos from the Boston Marathon celebration when Shinholser bought a 12-pack of beer and 65 people came out.  Shinholser can look at all these photographs and see the impact his store has made in a little less than a year.  “I think it’s gone about as well as I could’ve hoped,” he said. “I think it’s gone better. I think where we are in the community has exceeded my expectations.”......

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