Fifteenth Class (2018)


Iris Simpson Bush

Founder and CEO, Flying Pig Marathon


Iris Simpson Bush has served as executive director at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon for more than 15 years. Having grown the event from 6,600 runners to upwards of 40,000 runners, Simpson Bush has not only overseen the growth of one of the premier races in the United States, but has grown the sport of running in Ohio and served on Running USA Board of Directors, while having raised nearly $20 million dollars for local charities and bringing $10 million a year in economic impact to the greater Cincinnati area.


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