Hooters to Hooters 5k 9/11/2016

Laurie Wisotsky takes “female overall”!


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Laurie Wisotsky, 45

From the National Masters News:

 In addition to her career as a Surgical Physician’s Assistant, Laurie Wisotsky describes herself as a soccer mom, dance mom and a short distance masters runner. She began her racing career eight years ago after being inspired watching the NYC marathon. It being her favorite distance, Wisotsky ran the 26.2-mile event until back injuries demanded a change. Two years ago she tried the shorter 5k and 10k races and added some events on the track. As Wisotsky put it, “The decision did not come easy, but I have come to realize it’s the best decision I made, not just athletically, but personally.” In the short span she’s been racing the shorter events, Wisotsky has had success. She was the USATF Florida 2014 Masters Track Athlete of the year, earned a bronze medal in the 800m at the National Outdoor meet and bested the All American standard in both the 800m and 1500m.

Off the track Wisotsky is passionate about medical missions, having spent time in Guatemala providing health care to the indigent and hopes to do so again in the future. Wisotsky lives by the motto, “You only live once”, explaining, “I don’t want to look back on my life and have any regrets. Pursue your passions no matter how crazy. No dream is too big!”

Congratulations Laurie! We’re proud to have you on the New Balance Tampa team!

Meet Laurie at our first Girl’s Night Out, it will be held at New Balance Tampa at the Westshore Mall location, Wednesday, September 21st at 6pm. Fun, raffles, workouts, freebies and SALES galore will happen throughout the night. RSVP at nbgirlsnightout.com

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