Class of 2008

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Marie Murphy

City & country of residence
Sherman Oaks, United States

My work
Sixteen years Head Coach of track & field and cross country at Louisville High School (an all girls school) three years Head Coach at Crespi Carmelite High School (an all boy’s school). Currently, I am the cardiovascular and Strength Consultant on obesit

My current sports nutrition practice
Lectures at High Schools, MBS Fitness programs from walking to marathons, annual summer camp at Mammoth Lakes California; the summer camp is for high school athletes on the benefits of healthy nutrition for optimal performance; includes assessments, recom

My goals in sports nutrition
To successfully complete and utilize to the fullest the credibility of the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition; by doing so contribute to athletics and the wellbeing of an individual.

My own sporting background
I started running at the age of ten; received a Track & Field Scholarship to the USA in 1982; represented Ireland in the 1988 Olympics Marathon; 2000 USA record holder 800m masters (40-45years) 2000 World Record holder 4x800m masters (40-45years); 2004 New York City winner of the inaugural More Marathon for women over 40 years of age.

My favourite sporting moment or heroes
Lillian Board (1948-1970) who taught me the true meaning of courage; I was eleven when she died of bowl cancer at the young age of twenty two. Watching her say goodbye to her fans had a lasting impression on my life. Lillian was an Olympic 400m silver m

My favourite foods
Baked potato, fresh fruit, steamed vegetables, pasta, orange juice, Weetabix and Cadbury chocolate on my trips home to Ireland

Other things of interest about me
I have six sisters and two brothers and I am the Aunt of thirty four nieces and nephews; all under the age of twenty two. I travel back to Ireland on regular bases. I love to read. My passion in life; is life.