Family Fun Run Co-Chair Competes in Paris Marathon

Lori Decker

Lori Decker, who ran in the 2010 Paris Marathon

Lori Decker of Dutchess County ran in the Paris International Marathon on April 11, and finished with a time of 4:12:20. More than 31,000 competitors lined up for the 34th edition of the Paris International Marathon on the Champs-Elysées. All along the route, from La Bastille to the quays of the River Seine via the Bois de Boulogne park, almost 250,000 spectators were present to encourage the competitors and enjoy the 80 live music concerts or shows dotted around the streets of the French capital.

Lori, (in photo at the Miles of Hope Community Walk for breast cancer last October) is a personal trainer at Crush Fitness in LaGrange.  She has organized the Miles of Hope Family Fun Run for five years. She co-chairs the event, with Lynne Kopac of Poughkeepsie, and together they welcomed hundreds of runners and raised over $15,000 for the foundation in 2009. This year the event will take place at Tymor Park in LaGrange on May 8.