On Tuesday we talked to a University of Florida graduate living in London about how the Olympics will affect the residents of the city. Today WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez spoke with former Olympian, track announcer, jazz guitarist, who’s been living in Gainesville for years, Marty Liquori. Liquori is a member of the USA Track and Field hall of fame and participated in the 1500 meter run at the 1968 olympics in Mexico City as a 19 year old, finishing 12th because of injury. In the 70’s he was ranked number one in the world in the 1500 meter race and won three N-C-Double-A Championships. Liquori talks about the mindset of the athletes heading to London.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/METhursOlympicQA.mp3]
University of Florida doctoral student Anne Elise Creamer is set to run in her fourth Boston Marathon and, through her participation, is raising money for the PACE Center for Girls Alachua, a nonprofit that provides education and counseling for young women and advocates for them.