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Olympian noted marathoners join Cherry Blossom Run
WASHINGTON (4/6/10)--Famous marathoners and running enthusiasts plan to participate in the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run Sunday in Washington, D.C. They include Bill Rodgers, Boston Marathon legend and former Olympian Joan Benoit Samuelson. They will sign autographs and talk to media at the event. Lead sponsor for the race is PSCU Financial Services. The Credit Union National Association also is sponsoring the event. The run hopes to raise $4 million for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Runners have donated more than $150,000 in the online giving program for the 2010 run. Credit unions also provide volunteers to serve on race day. Entries to the race are determined by lottery. More than 27,000 people applied for 15,000 slots for this year’s run. Rodgers won 22 marathons in his career and set numerous records. He is a member of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame and the National Distance Running Hall of Fame. Samuelson earned an Olympic gold medal in 1984, won two Boston Marathons in 1979 and 1983, and holds numerous world and American records. At 50, she set the American 50-59 women’s record by finishing the 2008 Women’s Olympic Trials Marathon in 2:49:08. This will be her first appearance at the Cherry Blossom Run.


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