FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TWIN CITIES MARATHON, INC. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NAMED
CHAIR OF USA TRACK & FIELD WOMEN'S LONG DISTANCE RUNNING DIVISION
Virginia Brophy Achman named Chair at National Convention
(Minneapolis, MN) – Members of USA Track & Field (USATF), the national
governing body of track and field, long-distance running and race walking
in the United States, elected Virginia Brophy Achman, Twin Cities Marathon,
Inc. executive director, Chair of the organization's Women's Long Distance
Running (LDR) Division at their annual convention in Reno, NV. The post
helps support the organization's mission to foster competitive excellence,
interest and participation in the sport of running in the United States.
"I am honored to be elected to this role and further share my passion for
the sport of running and strengthening women's long distance efforts here
in the United States," said Achman. "There is great untapped potential in
our sport. It is our job to embrace these opportunities to further develop
our future professional athletes, while offering positive associations with
fitness. As Chair of USATF Women's LDR, I will lead with passion, insight,
ingenuity and perseverance."
Achman served as Vice Chair of Women's LDR for USATF from 2006 through
2008. She is a founding committee member of the USATF Distance Project
(2005-current), and currently serves as vice president and Chair of
Strategic Planning for Running USA.
"Virginia's commitment to building opportunities for athletes is prevalent
in all that she does," said Fred Fink, Interim High Performance Division
Chair and Long Distance Running Chair, USATF. "We know her passion will
greatly benefit post-collegiate runners and our industry and her leadership
will further opportunities for women's running."
Achman is the executive director of Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. and has been
with the organization since 2000.