Members of Team Beef were among 30,000 runners competing in last week’s Boston Marathon. This year marked the largest number of Team Beef members participating in the historic event, with 31 total athletes from Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
     Sam Brandt of Lynchburg, VA, was the first Team Beef member to cross the finish line, with a time of 2 hours, 59 minutes and 24 seconds. Tammy Bogle of Austin, TX, was the first female finisher for Team Beef, coming in at 3:22:39. The average finish time for Team Beef runners was 3:40:10.
     The red Team Beef jerseys are conversation starters and crowd favorites. Team members receive tips for including nutritious, lean beef in their training diets, beef recipes and cooking advice to share with other runners.
     In addition to sponsoring Team Beef, the checkoff participated in the John Hancock Sports and Fitness Expo leading up to the race. Involvement in this event helped deliver the beef message to 100,000 runners and their families.



Several bills were advanced by the Legislature prior to first adjournment. Communications Program Manager Scarlett Hagins highlights two of those bills that were supported by KLA.