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Meb Keflezighi to Participate in the National Physical Activity Plan Launch Event

The National Physical Activity Plan will launch Monday, May 3, 2010
On May 3, 2010, the National Physical Activity Plan, which has been promoted in the RRCA publications Inside Track and Club Running magazine, will kick off with a signature launch event at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. for journalists and invited guests.  Participating in the launch event, as the guest athlete, is distance running star, Olympic silver medalist, and 2009 ING New York City Marathon winner, Meb Keflezighi. 

“Running is one of the fastest growing fitness activities in America and participation in running events is booming.  So it makes perfect sense to have a distance runner as our guest athlete at the launch of the National Physical Activity Plan,” explained Jean Knaack, RRCA executive director. “Meb is an individual that has benefited from physical education and access to sports in the school setting.  He personifies what is possible if resources for physical activity are made available at an early age.”

Meb will be in attendance at the press conference starting at 9:30 AM on Monday May 3, 2010 at the National Press Club.  Following the press conference, Meb will join other leaders associated with the National Physical Activity Plan to speak at Congressional briefings for members and staff of both the House and Senate.

  About the National Physical Activity Plan:
The National Physical Activity Plan has been developed by a broad collection of organizations, governmental agencies, and individuals dedicated to developing a plan that will empower all Americans to be physically active every day. With a comprehensive network of resources that continues to expand, we are gaining momentum towards meeting our ultimate goal of increasing physical activity nationwide. The mission of the National Physical Activity Plan is to develop a plan that produces a marked and progressive increase in the percentage of Americans who meet physical activity guidelines throughout life.  The National Plan for Physical Activity will:
make a compelling and urgent case for increasing physical activity in the American population; provide a clear roadmap for actions that support short and long term progress in increasing Americans’ physical activity; develop strategies for increasing physical activity in all population subgroups and reducing disparities across subgroups; create a sustained and resourced social movement that provides for ongoing coordination, partnerships, capacity building, and evaluation; develop new and innovative strategies for promoting physical activity; undergo periodic evaluation to assess achievements in increasing physical activity.  Learn more at


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