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Marathon Weekend Kicks Off with an Olympian

Marathon Weekend Kicks Off with an Olympian

Mark Nosacka - CEO Good Samaritan, Dara Torres - Olympic Medalist, Mayor Lois Frankel, Carey O'Donnell - Chamber Chair

The Palm Beaches Marathon Festival, presented by Publix, kicked off this morning with a capacity crowd, with a breakfast sponsored by WPBF 25 and emceed by its morning news anchor, Paul LaGrone.  South Olive Elementary School and Sunset Elementary School were presented with checks for having the most participants in the Ronald McDonald House Charities Kids Marathon Mile and Kids K. Click here to view the schedule of events for this year’s Marathon.

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This year’s guest speaker, sponsored by Good Samaritan Medical Center, was Dara Torres, 12-time Olympic Medalist and the first swimmer from the United States to compete in 5 Olympics. In a candid presentation, this Olympian athlete proved that a truly competitive spirit is not limited by age.

Immediately following the breakfast, Dara signed her New York Times Bestseller “Gold Medal Fitness: A Revolutionary 5-Week Program.”


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