Marianne Ericson works for Univeristy Hospital in Columbia. The 49-year old swimmer decided to take a stab at the 1,000 yard freestyle event in this year’s Show-Me State Games. She decided to raise money for an outdoor play area for Children’s Hospital through pledges and donations. So far Marianne has raised over $750 and isn’t done collecting. She expects to raise over $1,000 by the time it’s all said and done. But there’s more to the story. There was a challenge, some history, and an unexpected twist to Mariannes run.

LISTEN: David Sprague talks with Marianne Ericson (2 min-MP3)