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NE Distance’s Goodman Invited to US Championships

NE
Distance’s First Athlete-in-Residence Fellow David Goodman

to Compete
at USA Track & Field National Championship

 

Woonsocket, RI (June
17, 2013)
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NE Distance, the New England Distance Project is proud to
announce that their first Athlete-in-Residence Fellow, David Goodman, has been
accepted to compete at the USA Track & Field Outdoor National Championships
in Des Moines, IA. 

NE Distance, an Athlete-in-Residence Fellowship is a new
innovative program with a unique dual mission to promote health and wellbeing
among youth while providing support to post-collegiate track athletes on a
training path to represent New England at national and international competition.  The program’s athletes and local
children mutually benefit from their interactions and contribute to a stronger,
more engaged community.   

“I
am extremely excited to be going to nationals.” Says David Goodman.  “I have been running the best I have
ever run in my life since joining the program here in New England. 

 

Goodman
will be racing the 3000m Steeplechase, a race that is nearly 2 miles long that
has several barriers he will need to hurdle including a water jump.  He qualified for nationals at the
Portland Track Festival in Oregon on June 8th with a time of
8:45.28.  Goodman’s first race at
USATF Nationals will be Friday, June 21st at 5:10pm ET.

 

When not training, David Goodman works 20 hours per week
tutoring, mentoring and coaching local youth where he lives in Woonsocket, RI.  This past year he coached 50 kids who
had been diagnosed with high body-mass-index to collectively run over 1000
miles.

“This is a great way to cap off a year of hard work”, says
NE Distance President, Nich Haber. 
“This is exactly where we had hoped to be in our first year.  We are excited to be able to build off
of David’s success as we look to continue to grow our program next year.”

Funding for the NE Distance program has come primarily from individual
donors.  Anyone interested in
supporting this program can purchase “shares” in the team from their web site
at www.nedistance.org.

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