Joan Samuelson to appear at KeyBank VT City Marathon

Annual KeyBank Vermont City Marathon Welcomes

Benoit Samuelson, Race Weekend – May 23 through 25, 2014


Burlington, Vermont( December 6, 2013) ‰ÛÒ
RunVermont and the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon have proudly
announced that Olympic Gold Medalist, Joan Benoit Samuelson
will be their guest at the 26th KeyBank Vermont
City Marathon. She will be involved in every aspect of Race
Weekend activities with many opportunities for runners to meet


In addition to being an Olympic Gold
Medalist at the 1984 Olympics in the marathon, Joan Benoit
Samuelson, known to many as ‰ÛÏJoanie‰Û, also won the 1979 and
1983 Boston Marathon. She set the American Record at the
Chicago Marathon in 1985, running a time of 2:21:21 that stood
for eighteen years.


The 2014 KeyBank Vermont City Marathon
& Relay will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the
women‰Ûªs marathon being introduced into the Olympics in Los
Angeles, CA where Benoit Samuelson won gold.
‰ÛÏWe‰Ûªre very excited to have Joanie
here for this year‰Ûªs race. She‰Ûªs one of the most
accomplished athletes in our sport and one of the greatest
ambassadors. I‰Ûªm confident that we‰Ûªll show her what a
spectacular race we have.‰Û
said Peter Delaney, Executive Director of RunVermont.


Benoit Samuelson will be present at The
Sports & Fitness Expo both Friday, May 23 and Saturday,
May 24. She will be the Welcome Speaker and Honorary Starter
at the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & Relay on Sunday,
May 25.


The KeyBank Vermont City Marathon is the
largest sporting event in Vermont with over 8000 runners
competing in the marathon and relay events. It is a fast and
spectator friendly course; highlighting the historic city
streets as well as the majestic lake and mountain views of
Burlington, VT. The KBVCM brings over three million dollars to
Vermont annually. For more information about the event or to
get involved, go to


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