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The 26th Annual KeyBank Vermont City Marathon Welcomes Joan Benoit Samuelson

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Posted Thursday, 19 December, 2013

Burlington, Vermont – RunVermont and the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon have proudly announced that Olympic Gold Medalist, Joan Benoit Samuelson will be their guest at the 26th KeyBank Vermont City Marathon. She will be involved in every aspect of Race Weekend activities with many opportunities for runners to meet Joan.

In addition to being an Olympic Gold Medalist at the 1984 Olympics in the marathon, Joan Benoit Samuelson, known to many as “Joanie”, also won the 1979 and 1983 Boston Marathon. She set the American Record at the Chicago Marathon in 1985, running a time of 2:21:21 that stood for eighteen years.

The 2014 KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & Relay will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the women’s marathon being introduced into the Olympics in Los Angeles, CA where Benoit Samuelson won gold. “We’re very excited to have Joanie here for this year’s race. She’s one of the most accomplished athletes in our sport and one of the greatest ambassadors. I’m confident that we’ll show her what a spectacular race we have.” said Peter Delaney, Executive Director of RunVermont.

Benoit Samuelson will be present at The Sports & Fitness Expo both Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24. She will be the Welcome Speaker and Honorary Starter at the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & Relay on Sunday, May 25.

The KeyBank Vermont City Marathon is the largest sporting event in Vermont with over 8000 runners competing in the marathon and relay events. It is a fast and spectator friendly course; highlighting the historic city streets as well as the majestic lake and mountain views of Burlington, VT. The KBVCM brings over three million dollars to Vermont annually. For more information about the event or to get involved, go to



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