Friday, November 4, 2016

2016 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend features Olympian Jenny Simpson

More than 31,000 runners, including Olympic bronze medalist and World Champion Jenny Simpson, are participating in the 2016 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Disney World this weekend.
Disney publicity photo
Start of the 2015 Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon

For the first time in race history, the 13.1-mile half marathon race, which starts at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and finishes at Epcot, takes place during the morning hours. Also new this year is the Wine & Dine 10K and Lumiere’s Two Course Challenge – running the 10K on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, and the half marathon on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Simpson, who attended Oviedo High School in suburban Orlando, is participating in the half marathon on Sunday as a training run. A three- time Olympian (2008, 2012 and 2016), Simpson won an Olympic bronze medal (1500 meter) this summer, becoming the first American woman to medal in the event. 

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