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Coconut Grove Run Club Setting the Pace

Social media, savvy marketing and celebrity endorsements draw thousands to free community runs along the Grove’s scenic waterfront.

Michelle Artherley, TEAM USA Heptathlete. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Artherley)

“As a professional athlete, I’ve had to sacrifice a lot in terms of building a career,” said Atherley. “I have been blessed to meet the Coconut Grove Run Club and to be a part of their development… and to bring people of color into running.”

Runners starting a 3-mile run at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove. (Grecia Pacheco for the Spotlight)

(From left, Brandon Chang, Caro Mengotti, and Alexandra Alvarado. Grecia Pacheco for the Spotlight)

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