Staying active and improving physical fitness means a lot more to some St. Louis district employees than a challenge from Governor Nixon. To these employees it is a natural way of life. Nevertheless, because of their willingness to log their miles, the St. Louis district landed first place in the MoDOT 100-mile challenge.
Kevin Koch, senior construction inspector, logged more than 5,400 miles on the MoDOT 100-mile challenge. The majority of his miles came from bicycling and the rest from hiking and cardio workouts.
“Cycling is typically a solo sport so this was the first time I was able to contribute my efforts towards a team goal. Even though I normally accumulate high mileage every year, this challenge motivated me to do a little extra,” said Koch.
Barry Bergman, senior engineering professional, logged more than 3300 miles. Like Koch, the majority of his miles came from bicycling and the rest from walking/jogging. Bergman is also the winner of the St. Louis Blues tickets from the raffle in the challenge.
“It was great to see the St. Louis district put in all of the effort to meet this challenge. I am very proud to be a part of this great accomplishment,” said Bergman.
The St. Louis district logged more than 26,000 miles for the challenge. The district will also receive a plaque for all of the hard work the employees put into winning first place in the MoDOT 100-mile challenge.