FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Air Force Marathon Announces Guest Speakers
(July 20, 2011) WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Dayton, Ohio – The Air
Force Marathon announced today that Josh Cox will be the featured guest at
the 2011 Sports & Fitness Expo to be held September 15th and 16th at Wright
State University's Nutter Center.
Cox, the American 50K record holder, also owns the course record at the Air
Force Marathon, having run a 2:20:57 in 2007. The 35-year-old from Mammoth
Lakes, CA is also a four-time U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier and a
three-time U.S. National Team member.
"We're just thrilled to be able to bring a runner of Josh's caliber to
Dayton," said Molly Louden, Director of the Air Force Marathon. "He's a
great addition to our expo, and we are lucky to have him participate this
year. We work really hard to present a top-notch roster of speakers, and I
think this year's line-up really represents something for everyone."
Also appearing at the expo will be Danny Dreyer, founder and creator of Chi
Running. Chi Running blends the powerful movement principles of T'ai Chi
with running to create a revolutionary approach to effortless and
injury-free running. This will be Dreyer's second year at the Expo, having
also been a presenter in 2010.
In addition to Cox and Dreyer, ultra-marathoner Marshall Ulrich will be on
hand. Ulrich, who has run more than 100 races over 125 miles each, has also
ascended the Seven Summits, including Mt. Everest, all on his first
attempt. His book, Running on Empty, chronicles his 3,000 mile
transcontinental run across America.
Rounding out the speaking line-up will be Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Air Force
Marathon Medical Consultant; representatives from the Pace Team; and
Jessica Hardisky, a Dayton area Yoga instructor who will offer some
hands-on stretching techniques.
The Sports and Fitness Expo will take place Thursday, September 15, and
Friday, September 16, with new, expanded hours both days. Thursday's hours
are 11am-7pm and Friday's hours are 10am-8pm. All events are free and open
to the public. For more information, visit www.usafmarathon.com.
The Air Force Marathon, presented by Northrop Grumman, USAA and Boeing,
will be held September 17, 2011 at the National Museum of the United States
Air Force, Dayton, Ohio. Other events include a half marathon and 10K to be
held on the 17th. The Air Force Marathon 5K, hosted by Wright State
University, will be held September 16 at the Nutter Center. The Sports and
Fitness Expo will also be held at the Nutter Center on September 15-16. For
more information or to register, go to www.usafmarathon.com