GO! St. Louis has announced that its president and founder, Nancy Lieberman, was ranked second in the world for the 2014, 70.3 Half Ironman competitions in her age group.

As an industry leader, world-class athlete, and major proponent of health and fitness for people of all ages and abilities, Lieberman plans to participate in the 2015 GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend on April 11 and 12, an event she founded 15 years ago. This marks the first time she has participated in the Marathon Weekend as a runner.

In celebration of the organization’s 15th anniversary, Lieberman plans to raise $15,000 for GO! St. Louis youth running programs, which annually impacts more than 12,000 students in the bi-state metropolitan area.

“I’m truly blessed to be able to live an active life and to still compete at a high level,” said Lieberman. “I’m excited to combine two of my greatest passions — empowering children to be physically active and my love of running.”

A special fundraising page has been setup to chart Lieberman’s mission to get all children active. If you would like to join the effort by making a contribution, please visit https://www.crowdrise.com/gonancy15.

To learn more about GO! St. Louis Youth Programs or to view Lieberman’s bio, visit http://gostlouis.org/.

Source: GO! St. Louis
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