June 30, 2016. Blacksburg, Virginia.
An avid runner, Marc Edwards runs approximately 40 miles a week on the trails and roads surrounding his home outside Blacksburg, VA. Every other day he finishes his runs by running up and down the hill outside his house 8 times.
Marc Edwards is a civil engineering/environmental engineer and the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. He is an expert in water quality and corrosion, and his work in Washington DC and in Flint, Michigan helped to expose high levels of lead contamination in the water supplies of those two cities, triggering investigations into the cause of the pollution.