USATF Patricia Rico Passes Away
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USA Track and Field previous president, New York resident Patricia Rico, has passed away. RunnersWeb.com reports that 76 year Rico died Sunday of respiratory failure, but her legacy continues to live on. Not only did she garner much needed financial support for USATF in recent years, but she also laid the groundwork for the organization that it continues to stand on today. Rico was a strong advocate for women in sports, and after retiring from the sport herself, she co-founded Track Mirror, the first American publication for women's track and field. A tremendous athlete, advocate and figure in the sport, we will be sad to say our goodbyes. Let's all do an extra lap this week in her honor.