Recent Sightings Recent sightings: Movin’ Minds

July 19, 2011

Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton, a 1991 graduate of UW–Madison, runs through a human tunnel created during a Movin’ Minds exercise class with nearly 100 middle-school students held outside of the Kohl Center on July 19, 2011.

Organized in a partnership between Favor Hamilton and UW–Madison’s Precollege OPTIONS in Education Outreach and Partnerships, the weeklong program helps students to exercise their bodies and minds.

Each morning’s fitness class is followed by an academic class, group lunch and afternoon presentations by Hamilton and others on topics including motivation, leadership, nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyles.

Favor Hamilton won nine NCAA national track championships and became the winningest female athlete in the history of the NCAA during her time as a Badger student-athlete.

Favor Hamilton cheers on participants running in a relay race

Photos: Jeff Miller