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Lehigh Valley Teen Competes in Philadelphia Marathon | WDIY Special News Feature

Sunday is the 27th Annual Philadelphia Marathon, which attracts thousands of runners from around the country and the world to compete in one of the top 10 marathon courses in the nation. Right here in the Lehigh Valley, a 16-year-old from Emmaus High School will be participating in his very first marathon.

Ansh Malik was inspired to follow in the footsteps of his father, Vikas Malik, who himself ran three Philadelphia Marathons. WDIY's Rayna Malhotra prepared this feature.

(Original air-date: 11/20/21)

Rayna Malhotra, host of Teen Scientist on WDIY aims to bring listeners groundbreaking innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathmatics entirely from a teenage perspective. She is a Freshman at Moravian Academy in Bethlehem and wants to pursue a career with finance or STEM fields. Rayna plays flute, is a creator of the “On the Web” program for veterans at the VA, participates in St. Luke’s youth volunteer program, and regularly conducts scientific research. Rayna’s hobbies and interests include traveling , participating in community service, playing field hockey, and reading classic literature.
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