Big-Hearted Charlie Runs The Mile

Big-Hearted Charlie Runs The Mile is based on a true story about a little boy who joins a track team and works hard to overcome his small size as he runs against boys who are much bigger. At first, he never wins a race. But Charlie doesn't give up, and his hard work pays off. He becomes a champion on the track and later a true hero in real life as a U.S. Navy SEAL. Published in April 2017 by Legacies & Memories Publishing, Big-Hearted Charlie Runs The Mile is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other major booksellers.


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Krista Keating-Joseph is the mother of Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV, whose life was tragically taken fighting ISIS in Iraq on May 3, 2016. A devout Catholic, her faith, support of her loved ones, and now publication of Big-Hearted Charlie Runs the Mile has enabled her to cope with the devastating loss of her son. Just like Charlie, Krista always loved to run and has remained an avid runner throughout her life. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Krista went on to found the Arizona Track Club as well as coach the girls cross country team at Arcadia High School in Phoenix, Arizona. She currently resides in Ponte Vedra, Florida with her husband, Ron, and Charlie’s sister, Ali. For more information, visit

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