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Greenway Speaker Series

March 19, 2022

The former educator, cross-country coach, ultrarunner, obstacle course enthusiast and author will speak at the Anne Springs Close Greenway. Valerio reignited her passion for running after a health scare in 2008. She shared this passion through her blog, Fatgirlrunning, which presented her experiences as a larger female runner. Valerio and her messages have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Runner’s World, NBC Nightly News, CNN, CW Network and in the REI-produced documentary short, The Mirnavator. Valerio has been published in Women’s Running Magazine, Self Magazine Online, Outside Online and Runner’s World Magazine. Most recently, Valerio was chosen as a 2018 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.

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Mirna Valerio