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Health and Physical Education

Rachel Belmont

Class Of: 2019

Academic Major: Bachelor of Science in Health Studies

Academic Minor(s): Biology

My Goal: Has several …. please see profile

Meet Our Student

Post-32-mile training run @ Sandy Hook Beach two weeks before completing 50-mile race

Rachel Belmont, class of 2019, a Health Studies major with a minor in Biology, has made the Dean’s List every semester. She is an Honors School student and Eta Sigma Gamma Honor Society Member.

Rachel is a Finisher of the following races:

  • 50-Mile North Face Endurance Challenge in Washington DC
  • Queens Marathon (2017)
  • Philly Marathon (2016)
  • Rock n’ Roll D.C. Marathon (2016; PR 3:26)
  • NYC Marathon (2015)

Rachel individually raised $2,620 for Team for Kids while training for the 2015 NYC Marathon and was a 2017 Team for Kids Mentor for the NYC Marathon. Rachel is also a Running Guide for Achilles International, guiding blind and disabled athletes for a variety of races. Recently, she guided a disabled athlete for the Brooklyn 1/2 Marathon, and she plans on guiding a disabled athlete in the 2017 NYC Marathon.

Rachel has been published twice in Women’s Running: “Could You Train For A 50-Miler While In College? This Woman Did” and “She Had Three Knee Surgeries And Still Banged Out A BQ Time”. Her article, “The North Face Endurance Challenge Washington D.C. 50-Mile” appears in Ultra Running Magazine.

Goals

  1. Become a physician assistant and specialize in orthopedic surgery or emergency medicine
  2. Complete a marathon on all seven continents; next up – the Petra Desert Marathon in Jordan, September, 2018
  3. Enthusiastically pursue an active lifestyle filled with adventure travel