Boston public high school track teams will train with current and former Boston Marathon elite runners on Wednesday afternoon, including defending Boston Marathon menís and womenís champions Geoffrey Mutai and Caroline Kilel.
The second annual Scholars and Stars-World Class Athletes Inspiring Teen Achievers will give 150 students the opportunity to participate in four interactive stations facilitated by the elite athletes at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.
Mutai and Kilel will instruct the students on proper running form while a plyometrics workout will be led by Desiree Davila, who will run the marathon for Team USA at the London Olympics this summer. Davila was second in last yearís Boston Marathon womenís race after running the fastest American womenís time ever.
Four-time Boston Marathon champion Bill Rodgers will instruct the students in ďdynamic drillsĒ while a core training workout will be conducted by Greg Meyer, the last American menís winner at Boston.
The event is being cosponsored by John Hancock Financial and the Boston Scholar Athletes Program.
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Suffolk Construction CEO and Chairman, John Fish, who co-founded the Boston Scholar Athlete Program, will be on hand to address the students. Members from John Hancockís Employee Marathon Program will also be there along with John Hancock Financial Executive Vice President Jim Gallagher.
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