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Triathlete Smyers to speak on overcoming challenges

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

This event was rescheduled from Feb. 10.

Princeton alumna and decorated triathlete Karen Smyers will speak on "Pursuing One's Passion Through Setbacks and Challenges" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The talk by Smyers, a member of the Princeton class of 1983, is the next address in the Jake McCandless '51 Princeton Varsity Club Speaker Series.

Smyers is known for overcoming numerous physical setbacks, including a severed hamstring and thyroid cancer. She was named the United States Olympic Committee Triathlete of the Year in 1994-96 and 1999 and a member of the inaugural Hall of Fame class of USA Triathalon in 2009.

The McCandless Speaker Series strives to bring to campus speakers who will engage the Princeton community in topics that reflect the educational values inherent in the intercollegiate athletics experience. For more information, contact Kelli Staples at or (609) 258-6696.

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