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Friday - April 18, 2014 at 7:30pm | WGBH 2/HD | basicblack.org


Runners of color, specifically from Kenya have a long and visible presence in marathons
around the country, including the Boston Marathon.  But a closer look reveals a low
percentage of Americans of color who participate in marathon running.  Most American
runners of color who advance in their sport become headliners in track and sprinting
but where are the stars in marathon running?  As we head into the 118th Boston Marathon,
Basic Black discusses reasons for the dearth of American runners of color in long
distance running and the benefits (to the runner and the community) of improving
the numbers.

Panelists:

- Callie Crossley, host, Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, WGBH News
- Kim McLarin, author, assistant professor of writing, literature and publishing,
Emerson College
- Phillip Martin, senior reporter, WGBH News
- U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, marathon runner and fitness advocate
- Tony DaRocha, head of men's and women's cross country, Emmanuel College



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