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Interview with Olympian Rod Dixon

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In the 1980s Rod Dixon was one of the most competitive runners on the American road-racing circuit.  He set world-class times in the 1500 m (3:33.9) to the marathon (2:08:59), and won bronze medals in the World Cross Country Championships in 1973 and 1982.  His 1983 victory in New York City Marathon was the most dramatic finishes the event has seen, when he came from behind to catch leader Geoff Smith at the 26-mile mark and win by 9 seconds.

Rod Dixon’s is the founder of the KIDS MARATHON  FOUNDATION  whose mission is to create a life-long commitment to good health and fitness habits in children at risk of obesity-related health problems. The program educates, empowers, and inspires 7-12 year old children to become and stay fit.