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Running with the Big Dog

Lava 105 Radio Personality – A Good Athlete

Eddie Ombac, left, celebrates finishing the Hilo Marathon

Eddie Ombac, left, celebrates finishing the Hilo Marathon with race director Wayne "Big Dog" Joseph

    Edgar Ombac, better known as Eddie O. is one talented athlete.  Growing up in the Seattle area Eddie O. was introduced to running during intermediate school.

    In high school at John F. Kennedy in Seattle, Ombac became a hurdler on the track team and placed 5th in Washington state competition in the 110-meter hurdles.

   “I’ve been running ever since high school,” Ombac said.  I enjoy the competition and the health rewards it brings.”

   One of the favorite races for Ombac is the Hilo Marathon and so it became a natural fit when the race hooked up with Lava 105FM to become their host radio station.

   Ombac ran in the 2006 Hilo Marathon which saw six inches of rain fall during the race.  “I grumbled to myself at the start of the race, but by mile three I finally told myself that this is a good rainy day in Hilo!”

   “Running through the Onomea Bay scenic route and seeing the raging rivers I began to get into a comfort zone, which in turn allowed me to run strong,” he said.

   Ombac continues to run, bike and swim in a variety of local races and remains healthy and fit as a result.

  You can hear more about Eddie O. by tuning into Lava 105FM during weekday morning from 6 to 9 a.m.

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July 30, 2009 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , , | Leave a comment