New Balance Athlete Spotlight: Markelle Taylor

6:30 PM Thursday
Meet Up Spot 3575 Sacramento Street
Beginner / Road

Join us on Thursday March 16 with New Balance to meet Markelle Taylor and learn about his story!

We'll host a 5K group run with the chance demo some 880, Vongo, or Rebel shoes from NB. Come back to the shop for some food and drinks and then we'll host Markelle for a Q&A as well as a quick showing of a scene from the film 26.2 to Life.

Learn more about the film here:

More details about Markelle: Markelle Taylor is a main subject of a new documentary film, 26.2 TO LIFE by director Christine Yoo. The film ventures behind the walls of San Quentin State Prison and follows Markelle’s transformative journey as a member of the prison’s 1000 Mile Club, a long distance running club in which incarcerated men train for an annual marathon that takes place entirely behind the walls of the prison.

For Markelle, the fastest runner among the men who take their places at the starting line, completing the marathon means more than entrée into an elite group of athletes. It’s a chance to be defined by more than his crime. Cheering Markelle and his teammates on are a small staff of volunteer coaches, veteran marathoners who train with the runners throughout the year. The bonds they forge on the track create a community that transcends prison politics and extends beyond the prison walls. When Markelle is released from prison after almost 18 years of incarceration, with help from the coaches, he runs in the race of his dreams, the Boston Marathon, in 3 hours and 3 minutes.

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