Aging strong: Running through life’s miles and milestones – a Point32Health panel discussion

As the official health insurance provider of the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), sponsor of the B.A.A. Medley Races, and presenting sponsor of the Boston 5K, Point32Health had the opportunity to host a panel discussion on the importance of fitness throughout life’s stages, and the impact that can have on both your physical and mental well-being. The full panel discussion can be viewed here:

More about our Aging Strong panelists:

 Joan Benoit Samuelson

Joan Benoit Samuelson is an elite marathon runner who was the first women’s Olympic marathon champion, winning the gold medal in 1984. She held the fastest time for an American woman at the Chicago Marathon for 32 years after winning the race in 1985. At two-time Boston Marathon champion, her time at the Boston Marathon was the fastest time by an American woman at that race for 28 years. Joan is also the only woman in the world to have run sub-three-hour marathons across five consecutive decades, from 1979 to 2010.

Paulette Murphy

Paulette Murphy was awarded a 2024 Boston Marathon bib from Tufts Health Plan, a Point32Health company, through our “Catch the Unicorn” contest. To be eligible, runners 60 years old or more were asked to write in with their reason for running and, ultimately, why running the Boston Marathon would mean so much to them. For Paulette, her passion for running stood out. She initially got into the sport of running 20 years ago as a kindergarten teacher looking for a way to get in shape and keep up with her students. This hobby turned into a passion she now shares with a group of five friends she runs with weekly, who have all helped each other overcome many obstacles, both on the road and in life.

 Tom Caron

Tom Caron is a sportscaster and anchor on the NESN network. He currently hosts NESN’s Red Sox coverage, including the Red Sox pre- and postgame shows. During the baseball off-season, he serves as the play-by-play of the Beanpot as well as the network’s Hockey East broadcasts.