Follow Bib #13628 in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15th!
"For me, sport has always meant more than the task at hand. When I was swimming, I was fully aware that I represented my country with every stroke and breath. And while I am well beyond my Olympic caliber days as an athlete, I still search for a bigger reason to tackle these athletic challenges in life. I have been a part of Right To Play since its inception and believe in what we do with every fiber of my being. Please help me make a difference. I will run this 26.2 mile race to aid this amazing organization so that we can continue to help over 1 million kids every single day find their place in life through sport and play...and for all of you, who are choosing to support me and my passion as I tackle Boston. Thank you so much for your support"
- Summer Sanders Schlopy
Summer Sanders pursues excellence in all facets of her life, be it in the swimming pool, in car pool, or in front of the camera. In her two years at Stanford University, Sanders compiled six individual NCAA titles and four relay championships, earned back-to-back NCAA Swimmer of the Year awards, and propelled Stanford to the1992 National Championship. At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Sanders emerged as the most decorated U.S. swimmer, winning four medals – two gold, a silver, and a bronze.
Following retirement from swimming, Sanders pursued a career in television. From 1997 to 2005, Sanders appeared on a plethora of programs as correspondent, co-host, and host. Highlights include eight years co-hosting NBA Inside Stuff, becoming the first female game-show host on Nickelodeon by hosting Figure It Out, acting as an Olympic analyst and host for NBC during the 1996, 2000, 2002 and 2010 Olympic Games, being a Today Show special contributor from 2000-2004, and hosting Fox’s hit sports show The Sports List. Sanders also worked as a sideline reporter for the NBA, WNBA, and US Open.
Sanders took a brief hiatus from TV to focus on life at home. She married Olympian and former U.S. Ski Team Alpine racer Erik Schlopy and has two children, Skye and Spider. Since her returned to TV in 2009, she has worked as a correspondent for Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, and NBC’s Universal Sports Network. She hosted Yahoo! Sports award winning webseries Elite Athlete Workout and their 2012 Olympic Games swimming coverage. She is currently on-air talent for the new Pac-12 Network.
In addition to broadcast work, Sanders is also a health and fitness advocate, producing articles, tips and workouts for various magazines, as well as the author of “Champions are Raised not Born.” She is a Right To Play Ambassador, and the national spokesperson for the ReThink Varicose Veins campaign.
You can follow Sanders:
Twitter - @SummerSanders_
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheSummerSanders
Official Website - www.summersanders.net