U.S. Olympian to Visit Arco Iris TODAY!

A very special surprise visitor is coming to Arco Iris this afternoon to get the kids excited about Friday’s Jog-A-Thon…. 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Galen Rupp!!!

Galen, a Portland native, will be visiting with the kids this afternoon to talk about running and his London Olympic experience.  He earned a Silver medal in the 10,000 meters, the first Olympic medal for an American in the 10,000 m since Billy Mills won a gold medal in 1964!  In the 30 minute time slot we have allotted for our Jog-A-Thon, Galen could run over 50 laps (6.2 miles)!  Ask your student(s) how close they can get to Galen on Friday!

We will be meeting in the community room at 2:30 pm, parents are welcome to come. Students will be dismissed from their classrooms as usual.

Galen Rupp winning the silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
Photo courtesy of Nike, Inc.

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2 Responses to U.S. Olympian to Visit Arco Iris TODAY!

  1. Mary T. says:

    How awesome and inspirational! You guys rock!

  2. Sara says:

    This will be excellent for the kids 🙂

    What a way to get them really jazzed…

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