Rod Dixon, Mayor Neil O'Leary Help Launch Kid's Marathon In Waterbury

Rod Dixon - "Lots of schools and students are signing up and the enthusiasm is growing in Connecticut. Schools are really into it and there's such a different in acceptance of the idea than years ago."

Just yesterday in the Waterbury Observer - "Long-distance running legend, Rod Dixon, of New Zealand, was back in Waterbury Thursday morning to help kick-off the second year of his Kid’s Marathon running program in the city. Dixon won the bronze medal in the 1500 meter run at the 1972 Olympics, was a World Champion cross-country runner, and the winner of the 1983 NYC Marathon. Now 63, Dixon has dedicated his life to bringing his passion of running and healthy living to elementary and middle school students in California and Connecticut. In time, Dixon hopes his Kid’s Marathon program spreads across America."

On right: A passionate man, Rod Dixon implored students at North End Middle School in Waterbury to fully participate in the Kid's Marathon program, and to bring the message of activity and health back into their homes.

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