"I wrestled as a kid, and my two brothers did," explains Kent. "That's how we really got started running, when I was in wrestling at Rogue River High School."
In his 20s, Kent returned to training and racing to stay in shape for hunting trips, according to his wife, Terrie, a high-school softball player.
"Then he dragged me into it," says Terrie. "I really started running because I had three children."
Neighbor kids would watch television on Saturday mornings, but the Gutches cousins weren't given the option of sitting around.
"Our kids don't know the difference; none of us do," says Terrie. "It's a sport that you can do for life; it doesn't matter what your age is. You all get together and maybe go out to breakfast afterward. "» It's a family sport."