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Master The Mental Game With Olympic Marathon Runner In Ridgefield

Olympian Deena Kastor will present the "Mental Game" Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Ridgefield Library.
Olympian Deena Kastor will present the "Mental Game" Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Ridgefield Library. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Find out how Olympic runner Deena Kastor keeps her mind positive when the going gets tough when she presents the "Mental Game" Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Ridgefield Library.

Kastor's career is marked by her 2004 Olympic bronze medal in the marathon in Athens, Greece, which shattered a 20-year medal drought for U.S. women in the event.

The three-time Olympian is the American record holder in the marathon (2:19:36) and half marathon (1:07:34). She has made 19 U.S. teams, won 18 U.S. titles and earned two silver medals at the World Cross-Country Championships.

Kastor is also an eight-time NCAA All-American.

Her win at the 2005 Chicago Marathon was highlighted in the documentary, "Spirit of the Marathon."

She went on to win the 2006 London marathon and was ranked No. 1 in the world that year.

This program is made possible by the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund . Established at the Ridgefield Library in 2014 in partnership with her family and friends, the Mothers: Live Your Life fund honors Papa, a Ridgefield mom, library advocate and early supporter of the Run Like A Mother 5K who died of colon cancer in 2013.

The presentation is part of Ridgefield Running Company's Summer of Running program in celebration of the 40th year of the Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon.

The free program will be at 7 p.m. at the library, 427 Main St., Ridgefield.

Registration is required here.

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