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Good afternoon. I have some major breaking news I would like to share with you, but first let’s get you caught up with what’s been going on. It’s only Tuesday and the Timeline is already crazy! With the new year in full swing, it is exciting to open up your social media feeds and see which of your friends and influencers you follow have been accepted to various programs they enjoy.
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Yesterday we reported that I was selected as one of six ambassadors for the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon. This will be my fourth time running this race and I LOVE running it. Coastal. Nice weather. Great medals. Amazing people. And great food nearby. I am very happy to be among some great ambassadors and look forward to promoting this race. Want to run the race and save 10%? Use code RUNJLBMLS. Use my code. Tell your friends. Register! COME PLAY!
The running community has been sitting on the edges of their seat as they awaited today’s highly anticipated news. The question on so many runner’s mind “Did I make the #RockNBlog team for 2016″ was answered this morning. Runners received their welcome emails and the Internet exploded. If you aren’t familiar with the #RockNBlog, the team is a community of health & fitness enthusiasts, social mavens, and certified selfie-takers. Everyone here has one thing in common, they are ready to ROCK 2016! I am happy to report that I have been invited back for a third year with so many great friends and people. This year is going to be bigger than ever. So congratulations to all of the new and veteran members of the #RockNBlog.
Ok, now that you are caught up I can bring you the BIGGEST news I have likely ever shared on Sharp Endurance. Back in January a post on Facebook caught my eye. And it was a recurring sponsored post. It was a call for ambassadors to join this newly formed program in an effort to promote wellness, the spirit of our sport (marathoning), and document our journey in an effort to inspire people around the world. I applied and crossed my fingers. Then today, I received an email. And that email said the following:
“We are thrilled to have you on board as our ambassador for the Abbott World Marathon Majors!”
Ladies and gentleman, I am an OFFICIAL ambassador for the worlds largest and prestigious marathon series!!!!!!!! I will be part of this select group of athletes of all skill levels who were picked by Abbott to support, spread the love, and participate in the Abbott World Marathon Majors! The World Marathon Majors is a series consisting of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon. The organizers of these events are united in their effort to advance the sport, raise awareness of its elite athletes, and increase of the level of interest in elite racing among running enthusiasts.
I don’t have the adequate words to express how happy I am. How honored and blessed I am to be part of this program with runners from all over the world. I have run Chicago, New York City, and this year will be my third Boston. Who knows where this program will take me, but I sure hope you follow along to find out. As more exciting news about this newly formed program emerges, I will share it with you. I am going to continue to celebrate now, but thanks for the support and love. More on this story as it develops. I now return you to your regularly scheduled turn up.