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PLYMOUTH â€” The best 1,500-meter runner in the world, Morgan Uceny, will hold a meet and greet at Fitness Forum Sports & Wellness Center next week.
Uceny will speak on her recent professional running successes and experiences Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in The LifePlex Conference Room. She will answer questions and sign autographs for her fans and local supporters.
Uceny crushed the competition in the Diamond League final in Brussels, Belgium, Friday to become the womenâ€™s 1,500-meter champion in a time of 4:00.06.
Just two weeks after she was knocked to the ground at the World Track & Field Championships in Korea, Uceny bounced back to win the Brussels race, clocking the fastest time in the world this year.
The Plymouth High School graduateÂ also wrapped up first place in this yearâ€™s Diamond League standings, good for a prize of at least $50,000, on top of her other winnings this season.
Fridayâ€™sÂ win virtually guarantees Uceny will be ranked No. 1 in the world when the year-end rankings come out. It also meansÂ she will be the early favorite to win next yearâ€™s London Olympics.
A graduate of Plymouth High School and former Cornell University track team member, Uceny earned her first spot on a U.S. team at the Pan AM Games in 2007.
For more information, visit the Fitness Forum Sports & Wellness web site at www.fitnessforum.biz or call 574-936-2333.