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3:46 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Elite Runner Leah Thorvilson to be Featured Storyteller at Tales From the South

Leah Thorvilson, who has won the Little Rock Marathon several times in the last few years, will be the featured storyteller at Tales From the South on April 2.

Elite runner Leah Thorvilson will be the featured storyteller for a very special "Tales from the South: Tin Roof Project" on Tuesday, April 2.

The live taping of the radio series will be at the Starving Artist Café, 411 Main St., North Little Rock, with live music by The Salty Dogs. Doors will open at 5 p.m., dinner and drinks are served from 5 - 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7.
 
Thorvilson is a renowned elite distance runner. She has a career marked by continued success at all distances and frequently sets course records in her favorite distance -- the marathon. To date, she has won the women’s field in more than 10 marathons and ultras.

After qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Team Marathon Trials, but failing to make the Olympic Team, she had the longest winning streak of any distance runner in the world, according to statistics compiled by Race Results Weekly and the Association of Road Racing Statisticians, by winning 12 races in a row. This includes five standard marathons where she set nine course records and posted the fourth fastest women's 50-mile time in US history.

This will be her first appearance after surgery to repair a torn tendon in her leg.
 
Tickets are $7.50 for the show, plus the cost of dinner and drinks. Seating is very limited. Tickets can be purchased online here.
 
This show will air on KUAR (89.1) in Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9.