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BPS teacher to run Sahara Desert ultramarathon

Posted by Justin Rice  April 4, 2013 03:32 PM

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Liz Byron, a special education teacher at the Gardner Pilot Academy in Allston,
arrived in Morocco this week for the Marathon de Sables, otherwise known as "the toughest footrace on the planet."

The sixth-grade teacher is running the six-day, 155-mile self-supporting ultramarathon through the Sahara Desert to raise $50,000 for classroom laptops for her school.

Check out a blog post about Byron on Boston.com's The Buzz blog by clicking here.

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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Several reporters, editors and correspondents contribute updates, news and features to the BPS Sports Blog:
  • Justin A. Rice -- A metro Detroit native, Rice is a Michigan State University (Go Spartans!) and Northeastern University graduate. Rice lives in the South End with his dog and wife, who unfortunately attended the University of Michigan ... his wife, that is. He curates the BPS Sports Blog and is always looking to write about city athletes with great stories. Have an idea? He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.
  • Ryan Butler -- A Rhode Island native and avid Boston sports fan, Butler played basketball, baseball and football throughout his time in Barrington Public Schools. Now currently in his middler year at Northeastern University, he joins Boston.com as a correspondent for the site's BPS coverage. Have a story idea? Contact him at butler.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on his Twitter @butler_globe.
Also expect updates from Boston.com High School sports editor Zuri Berry and the Globe staff.
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