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NEW EDITION to honor
world's greatest achievement...birth (TM)
With wit and candor, Lynn Petronella, former world class runner and l980 Olympic contender traces the roots of her history and her interest in running and gives us a true picture of the behind the scenes look at what it was really like to be a part of the historical quest for the first woman's Olympic Gold medal in the first ever woman's Olympic Marathon in Los Angeles in l984. From her Italian/Irish roots in New York to her first road race high in the Rocky Mountains of Aspen, Colorado…to her becoming a national spokeswoman for Pepsi and role model for American woman runners in her national program RUN AMERICA RUN, Ms. Petronella takes us on a roller coaster ride full of hope, inspiration, heart ache, courage and friendship as she chases her American dream to the finish line. In the process she learns that the greatest athletic achievement of all time is truly birth--and dedicates the victory to womankind everywhere. It is truly an Olympic story for all time."


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Throughout her career, Ms. Petronella has been a noted sports journalist and spokesperson as well as a former world class marathoner.  Her activities have included national race director and first ever-amateur athlete hired by PepsiCo to run the largest running program in the world, a 300 plus 10K race series DIET PEPSI RUN AMERICA RUN. When the Olympic games were cancelled in l980 Ms. Petronella went on to form her own organization ATHLETTES--the feminine Version of athlete--dedicated to the world’s greatest athlete--A WOMAN ® as well as get world wide attention for the Woman’s Marathon and assist Joan Benoit to be the first woman in history to win that historic event in l984.  THE ATHLETTES FOUNDATION was started as a way of providing assistance to women and children in achieving their goals in life, 10% of ALL PROCEEDS from this Book and all ATHLTETTES products including it's GOLD MEDALS FOR MOTHERS and film KNOW WERE TO RUN, which  will go towards that end to make America a better place to live. Ms. Petronella has worked with athletic committees such as the American Sportscasters Association, Womens Sports Foundation and The United States Olympic Committee in their fund raising efforts. With the tremendous influx of women into the sporting world and now that women make up 50% of the Olympic teams, Ms. Petronella's vision is finally become real!It is Ms. Petronella’s hope and inspiration that we learn to see all people as Olympic Gold medals and the women who give birth to them as the true Olympians in a larger game...the game of life. ATHLETTES FOUNDATION PMB 15029 N. Thompson Pk  Pkwy  B111 Scottsdale, AZ  85260 (480) 314-1058  
Published November 6, 2003 by AuthorHouse. 141 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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