World Champion Runner Manteo Mitchell Visits Guilford County School to Encourage Students to Make Healthy Choices

Posted by Press Release on October 9, 2015 at 11:24 am under Amateur | Comments are off for this article

World Champion Runner Visits Guilford County School to Encourage Students to Make Healthy Choices
WHEN & Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am
WHERE: Jefferson Elementary School, 1400 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410
WHO: Elite Runner Manteo Mitchell of Asheville, N.C., 2015 US and 2012 World Champion and 2012 Olympic Silver

Manteo Mitchell is an Olympic silver medalist and N.C. native who specializes in the 200m and 400m. During the 2012 London Olympic Games, Mitchell suffered a broken leg, but still finished his leg of the relay – a story that helped to make him famous. Leading up to his Olympic silver medal in 2012, Mitchell attended Western Carolina University where he broke numerous school records. He is training to earn a spot on Team U.S.A. for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

New SUBWAY® “Fit for Life” Online Tool Helps Children Track Healthy Habits

WHAT: Local SUBWAY® restaurants in the Triad are encouraging kids to eat right and get active this October by tracking their healthy habits during the annual two-week “Fit for Life” Challenge. New this year, kids can use a mobile-friendly website to conveniently input their progress at home, school or on vacation.

To get the fitness party started, 2012 silver medalist Manteo Mitchell will visit Jefferson Elementary School where students are taking up the challenge starting Oct. 15. Designed to show kids that being physically active can also be fun, schools that hold their own kickoff event will be eligible to win a RUN JUMP THROW equipment kit, valued at $1,000.

WHO: Elite Runner Manteo Mitchell of Asheville, N.C., 2015 US and 2012 World Champion and 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist
Sue Villarrubia, Principal of Jefferson Elementary School
Andy Strand, local SUBWAY® restaurant owner
WHEN & Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am
WHERE: Jefferson Elementary School, 1400 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410

BACKGROUND: Manteo Mitchell is an Olympic silver medalist and N.C. native who specializes in the 200m and 400m. During the 2012 London Olympic Games, Mitchell suffered a broken leg, but still finished his leg of the relay – a story that helped to make him famous. Leading up to his Olympic silver medal in 2012, Mitchell attended Western Carolina University where he broke numerous school records. He is training to earn a spot on Team U.S.A. for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.


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