Young runners like Armani Allen sit on the ground outside the Forest Hills Community Center and pass around medals won by an Olympic marathoner named Meb Keflezighi.
He and his Meb Foundation charity are partnering with the Pepperjack Kids Running Program this year.
Nearly 250 other students in 4th through 8th grade are participating in this program, which is a partnership between Tampa Parks and Recreation and the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic. The after-school program focuses on inner-city and economically-challenged neighborhoods throughout Tampa. The kids work through drills and learn about the sport of distance running.
Source: It’s a Runner’s Life: Olympian inspires young runners through his charity