For 17 years, Rod Dixon was one of the best runners in the World. He is an Olympic Medalist, two time World Cross Country Championship Medalist, and the 1500m Champion of the United States, France, Great Britain, and New Zealand. And, to this day, his victory in the 1983 New York City Marathon remains one of the most dramatic finishes the event has ever seen.
Rod is now a passionate advocate of the worldwide children's health and fitness movement. He knows that most kids around the world are not getting the physical exercise and nutrition they need. Rod is keen to get children experiencing the true value (and fun!) of exercise and nutrition. His message is aimed at encouraging children to develop positive life-long habits.
Later in the term we will be looking more into "Healthy Living" so this was a great introduction for us to re-visit later on. Rod showed us some video footage of his win at the 1983 New York Marathon, he talked about healthy living, and we all had a training run with him.