Against the Wind: An Ironwoman’s Race for Her Family’s Survival

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:35am -- jrusnak

The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, May 10Lee Dipietro discusses the vital role running played while facing adversity as described in her book, Against the Wind: An Ironwoman’s Race for Her Family’s Survival. When Lee’s husband was diagnosed with cancer and her son suffered a devastating accident, she found herself falling back on the lessons she had learned as a marathoner to help her endure the sudden family trials. In Against the Wind, DiPietro takes us through her harrowing yearlong fight for the lives of her husband and son. Despite the great difficulties she faced, throughout it all remained her love for running.


After over 30 years of competitive racing, Lee DiPietro has run more than 40 marathons, and 6 Ironman Triathlons and countless triathlons and road races. At the age of 50, she won her first major marathon winning the overall female title at The Marathon of The Palm Beaches. She still competes at a high level and is recognized as a top local runner and a local legend on the roads. 


A wine and cheese reception is held at 5:30 pm, followed by the salon at 6:00 pm. Free for members; $10 for non-members. Seating is limited; call 401-847-0295, ext. 112 for reservations or register online below.

This spring’s Salon Series is generously sponsored by our Community Partner, MICHAEL HAYES.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm