ASHLAND, Ky. – Amy For Africa co-founder Amy Compston is in the December issue of Runner’s World magazine.
The marathoner who is the face and feet behind the Amy For Africa mission was eighth in community voting for a cover contest last summer.
Compston was third among women in the community voting with more than 13,000 votes.
“Mark (Maynard, co-founder) thought it was a good idea to enter the contest” even though we were two weeks late entering, Compston said. “I think he saw it on Facebook.
“We’ve already gotten more out of it than either of us ever imagined,” she said after voting concluded.
Compston is on page 77 of the December issue that is available on newsstands. Her photo is in a group of the Reader’s Favorites and a brief bio describes Amy and mentions that she has raised $88,000 for missions in Moyo, Uganda.
The total now stands at more than $93,000.
Compston was stunned by the support from her friends and supporters.
“We entered the contest two weeks after it started with no expectation of doing this well,” she said. “But we don’t put anything past our God.”
The community voting was only 10 percent of the contest. Judges selected the top 10 men and top 10 women for an interview that is 45 percent of the selection process and the essay that runners submitted is the other 45 percent. One male and one female was selected to be on the cover of the December issue.
“We know God is in control of every situation, including what happened with this,” Compston said. “We praise Him for the awareness that this has brought to Amy For Africa.”