The Loretta Claiborne Story with Loretta Claiborne


WHEN March 12, 2019
7-9 PM WHERE Central Plaza, Campus Center (C2) Part of "Determined!" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Social Responsibility Open to the Public

In honor of the Special Olympics World Games and in collaboration with the US Embassy and Cinema Akil, NYUAD is proud to present a screening of The Loretta Claiborne Story. Part of the Determined! film series, The Loretta Claiborne Story from the Wonderful World of Disney is the inspiring story of Special Olympics athlete, Loretta Claiborne who overcomes all odds to participate in the Special Olympics and the Boston Marathon.  

Refreshments will be provided in the Central Plaza during the screening.

About Loretta Claiborne
In 1971, Loretta Claiborne was introduced to Special Olympics, which she described as a “turning point” in her life. She won her first gold medal in the 1983 World Games, and has since won dozens of medals at various events, and is a seasoned athlete in karate, skiing, skating, and basketball. She holds the women’s record for the 5,000m run in the Special Olympics World Games for her age category and has featured in the top 100 women at the Boston Marathon twice.

Aside from her athletic career, Claiborne is a global spokesperson and a member of the current Board of Directors for the Special Olympics.  She has also been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards including induction into the World Sport Humanitarian Hall of Fame 2007 and the Women in Sports Hall of Fame (2000).

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  • Loretta Claiborne
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  • NYU Abu Dhabi Office of Social Responsibility


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