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Contact: Beth Cline
Live Expert Hosted Chats on Marine Corps Marathon Website
Olympian, 2004 MCM Winner, MCM Race Director
and Others Highlight Online Chat Series at MarineMarathon.com
QUANTICO, Va. - (May 16, 2005) - Runners have the opportunity to ask an
Olympic athlete how to train for a marathon or a Marine Corps Marathon
champion how to stay motivated or a physical therapist how to stay injury
free on the Marine Corps Marathon 2005 Live Chat Series. Log on to
MarineMarathon.com every other Wednesday at noon eastern for a live chat.
The next chat occurs on Wednesday, May 25. Experts from the marathon world
like Stan Mavis of Brooks Sports will answer runner-submitted questions
about marathon experiences, training tips, diet/nutrition, injury
prevention, shoes and apparel.
The chats are open to the general public by logging on to
MarineMarathon.com and clicking on the chat link. Participate by choosing a
username and asking questions or just reading along as a variety of experts
assist runners as they prepare for the 2005 Marine Corps Marathon to be
held October 31, 2005. The chat series continues throughout the summer
until September 28.
Upcoming MCM online chat schedule:
Learn about the Marine Corps Marathon - Rick Nealis, Sept 28 - Mr. Nealis
has served as the Marine Corps Marathon Director since 1993. Nealis is a
marathoner and retired Marine.
Training Tips from Olympian Jeff Galloway - Jeff Galloway, July 27 - Mr.
Galloway is a 1972 Olympian and creator of the walk-run, low mileage
marathon training program. He also oversees Galloway Productions, which
conducts fitness seminars throughout North America.
Using Technical Apparel for a Great Race - Stan Mavis, May 25 - A 35-year
veteran of running, Stan Mavis is a leading innovator of technical product
for the running community as Sr. Vice President of Product for Brooks
Sports. Once an American record holder for the 1/2 marathon, Stan continues
to be a competitor in marathons and running events.
Staying Motivated - Mary-Kate Bailey, June 8 - Ms. Bailey was the winner of
the 2004 Marine Corps Marathon finishing at a time of 2:48:31. She became
the first active duty female Marine to win the MCM since 1979.
Injury Prevention and Recovery - Dr. Michael Moses, June 22 - Dr. Moses
specializes in Physical Rehabilitation Therapy, Sports Injury Management,
Occupational Health Care and Biomechanics. He has been a Certified Injury
Prevention Consultant since 1995. Dr. Moses is a cyclist, runner, swimmer
and fitness enthusiast.
Keeping on Pace with Training - Darris, July 13 - Darris, a pacer with the
Clif Bar Pace Team - a service of Clif Bar aimed at helping all marathoners
achieve their timing goals, has run more than 70 marathons. He has paced on
target times, ranging from a sub-3:00 to a 5:30 at over 20 marathons and is
returning as a pacer for his fourth year.
Nutrition for a Successful Marathon - Lisa Dorfman, August 10 - Ms.
Dorfman, author of The Vegetarian Sports Nutrition Guide, is a licensed
nutritionist, psychotherapist and certified coach. Dorfman is president of
Food Fitness International, Inc. and helps clients by providing
professional guidance on food, physical and psychological issues. She has
been a competitive athlete since 1988 placing high in marathons, triathlons
and various other races.
The Marine Corps Marathon continues a combined tradition of dedication,
sportsmanship and patriotism. Since its inception, over 300,000 civilian
and military runners from all walks of life have participated, deservingly
earning the event its nickname "The People's Marathon." The sold-out 30th
Marine Corps Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2005.
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