Two notable Olympians of the past, Brandi Chastain and Kerri Strug, will be donning orange laces and helping raise money for a good cause on November 2, 2008 as they run in the New York City Marathon sponsored by ING.
Soccer star, Brandi Chastain, who was part of the US Womens Soccer team for 13 years (1991-2004) is most remembered for her part in the US win over China in the 1999 World Championship. Her famous celebratory removal of her jersey is one of the most memorable images in sport.
Kerri Strug is best known for her courageous vault at the 1996 Olympics where she landed on one foot in pain. Her ankle was severely sprained yet she chose to do a second vault in order to help the US and her Magnificent Seven teammates win team gold.
The two will join others in the ING Run for Something Better campaign to help community and school based youth running programs. Running is one of the least expensive and easiest sports to get kids hooked on! It is another effort to help teach children the benefits of exercise and to try combat childhood obesity trends.
You can help support ING Run for Something Better and get your own orange laces.