Francesca DeLucia, from New York City), will run with the 3:45 pace group. Here is her story, courtesy of the ADK Marathon
"As a native of Troy, New York, I am excited to return upstate to lead the 3:45 pace group at the Adirondack Marathon. While living in China, I ran the 2011 Great Wall Half Marathon as my first ever “road” race. What started as a bet turned into an addiction and I’ve since ran numerous full and half marathons, including qualifying for Boston in my first marathon. I led a training group for the 2013 NYC Marathon and I’ve paced a couple of half marathons. I concentrated on helping other runners reach their goals while having lots of fun along the way. Given my motto “I run to eat..cake”, I may continue past the finish line and run to the nearest bakery!"