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Marathon media coverage usually falls into three categories: Badass athletes, fitness gear trends, and heartwarming human interest stories. Our favorite tale out of last weekend's San Francisco Marathon is in the third category. Ronnie Goodman, a homeless artist, ran the Second Half Marathon on Sunday with a goal of raising $25,000 for Hospitality House, an organization that provides programs for San Francisco's homeless community. Even though Goodman is homeless, he's using his newfound-fame to help others.
We were touched by Ronnie's story, and became curious about where we could find his work in the city. Ronnie says that The Gallery (440 Haight Street) sells his t-shirts, greeting cards, posters, and prints. (Goodman uses a studio space at The Gallery, and tells us he's there most days helping customers and painting.) You can also buy greeting cards and posters featuring his work at the Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center or through his website. If you want to support an artist in need, here's your chance.
· Ronnie Goodman [Official Site]
· Run With Ronnie [San Francisco Marathon]