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Rod Dixon to be inducted into the New York Road Runners Hall of Fame in November.

POSTED October 14, 2016
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

Rod Dixon, the founder of Kidsmarathon, has been inducted into the prestigious New York Road Runners Hall of Fame for his accomplishments that span five decades and include a win at the New York City Marathon in 1983 and a bronze medal in the 1972 Olympic Games.


His current project, Kidsmarathon, is fighting the best fight anyone could, against childhood obesity.


The Litchfield County version of Kidsmarathon will be held on Sunday, June 4 at the Robert H Frost Complex at Torrington High School.


It marks the 10-year anniversary of the event, which started in Litchfield but moved to Torrington this year.

Congrats to a good friend of Litchfield County Sports and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Below is the letter Dixon received from the NYRR staff.       


Dear Rod,

On behalf of our entire Board of Directors and the entire New York Road Runners staff, it is our great honor and privilege to officially notify you of your selection as a member of the 2016 Class in the NYRR Hall of Fame.

Your incredible accomplishments of winning the 1983 New York City Marathon, earning the bronze medal at the 1972 Olympics, and your continued contribution to youth health and fitness through Rod Dixon’s Kid’s Marathon, make you an overwhelming selection to be part of our sixth induction class.

We would be honored if you would join us as our guest for the official induction on Thursday, November 3, 2016. We also hope you will join us the remainder of Race Week for events such as our Run with Champions youth event, Marathon Opening Ceremonies, and Night of Champions. And of course, we would love to host you on race day, November 6, 2016 at the TCS New York City Marathon.


Very best,

George Hirsch, Michael Capiraso, Peter Ciaccia

Chairman of the Board President & CEO President of Events Race Director of the TCS NYC Marathon

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