J.R. Martinez in Training for the NYC Marathon toRaise Money for the NYRR Youth Programs
Hear the name J.R. Martinez and Dancing With the Stars probably comes to mind. The actor and motivational speaker was the winner of season 13 of the dancing competition show watched by millions. He's also famous for his role on the soap, All My Children. Martinez began his motivational speaking after being severely burned over 34% of his body while deployed in Iraq. Since then he's been speaking to thousands on the topic of resilience and optimism.
Martinez has now partnered with Timex for an awesome adventure to benefit the New York Road Runners (NYRR) Youth Programs. These programs serve over 100,000 children in schools and community centers nationwide, promoting health and fitness, character development and personal achievement in underserved communities.
Timex isn't just getting Martinez ready to run the marathon. No, they're getting him ready to be the last place runner. Well, at least at the start. You see, Timex is going to donate $1 for every person that Martinez passes in the race. So, you can already guess, that Martinez is getting in the best shape of his life in order to pass as many runners as possible!
"I have learned to embrace every challenge and I am especially excited to train for the ING NYC Marathon." Martinez said. "As a motivational speaker, I want to continue to spread the message that you can accomplish anything that you put your mind to. I'm excited that together, Timex and I will make an impact on the lives of children benefiting from NYRR Youth Programs."
Timex is supplying Martinez with Timex Multisport Team athlete, Mac Brown as his coach who has created a specific training program for Martinez in order to maximize safety and performance.
Of course Martinez will be sporting the new Timex Ironman Run Trainer GPS Watch while training for and during the marathon to help keep track of pace and distance covered. (Be sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win one of the same watches!)
Fans will be able to track Martinez's progress during the marathon on November 4th via the TIMEX Sports Facebook page as well as @TIMEXSports and @iamjrmartinez on Twitter. Watch the video clip below to hear Martinez tell more about his upcoming adventure.
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