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Closes the -- city marathon and to -- skaters are teaming up to train for the race NHL hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine.
And Olympic speed skating gold medalist Dan Jenson both of whom have many stories to tell -- -- key to bring them together -- kids and they join us now to talk about thanks guys.
I don't know who got -- fans of both you guys let's go to you first in what it what is this all about it's all about as he said we're we're trying to promote -- NG is obviously the sponsor of America on Wednesday from your shirt yes but there'd.
-- the program is run for something better and it's it's about kids it's about getting kids.
Active and physically fit to have their systemic problems these days with that obesity and so -- over.
We're trying to get her kids -- pat you didn't have to worry about I'm sure you grew up playing and playing nice he didn't you.
-- and and kids these days just weren't.
Do in sports is what they're inside playing with computers.
They're sitting on -- -- there's so much you can do in front of a computer or TV.
That there -- they don't allow much but that's great what I and he.
-- and they create these programs now within schools to create.
Kids who -- running programs kids to get out.
Talking more about physical fitness.
It's a big problem and when we urgent and they could actually play professional sports at some time.
Well I think one of the motor -- I think the key is is like you said earlier the behind computers they're coming home from school sit on the couch they're pushing fast food all the time.
And I think what's great is we're trying to send a message trying to let set a good example the importance of living -- healthy lifestyle going -- eating properly.
And and physical education in and really really exercising on on a regular basis.
Either -- you ever have to worry about -- -- overweight.
Now those so you can't identify would have but he confirms what you cannot -- -- we're an open you can Britain particularly in his combat -- because you have.
Awful was an 88 when you you -- that terrible news about your sister dying right before the race he slipped a couple times.
He came back once then he came back again to get the gold medal.
Did those stories really encourage kids don't well we certainly and we hope so it's the because life is is about perseverance sometimes and getting up and going now and -- that down so they ask you about personal stories when you're.
When -- going to get asked quite often about the about now.
The Olympics or whatever would be is no big hockey games and in -- NHL -- kids -- kids in the best.
By I think overcoming odds of the key you know you're always gonna get knocked down.
How you get out I -- -- get out and support you what kind of example you lead with your life to find your character.
I think if you set good examples for kids to look -- to.
I think you're doing -- good thing and that's what we're trying to do as athletes and again it's mainly trying to get the kids -- -- the worse it's so tough nowadays to do that it's not the same when you and I were growing up.
I mean we didn't we just immediately went out I think part of it is also because the parents are afraid that somebody has -- -- -- that's exactly right I think.
Yeah we it's just felt whether whether or not it felt safer when we are -- growing up when I left the house and came back to eat and went back out again you know and and played in and it just doesn't seem that we need a national program something national Robert JFK had his program for physical fitness side -- open.
Ended up working -- well but that we need a program like that to get kids.
I think the awareness what's happened is from 2:30 to 5 o'clock both parents are working.
So a lot of these kids you know what are they doing so creating programs running programs create afterschool programs I think -- -- because who knows that three hour period.
You know lot of trouble this computers there's things that's an important time where one of the parents -- other parents are home.
Right by the way you guys ready for the Olympics do you think you're in shape over the.
Okay well they were or have a good -- paid www.
Orange laces dot com this tell you can support the program and helped kids unfortunately gives it was someone you value is there any good Gloria -- -- -- these are very.
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