Uli Steidl, an assistant coach for the Seattle University cross country and track and field teams, will participate in a live chat hosted by The Seattle Times Thursday, Nov. 15, starting at 12 noon, as the eight-time Seattle Marathon champion will give his insight to those who are preparing to take part in the annual Thanksgiving weekend event.

He will be joined on the chat by his wife Trisha Steidl, the head coach of the Seattle University cross country and track and field teams as well as a three-time winner of the Seattle Marathon.

Besides his victories in Seattle, Uli Steidl has also crossed the finish line first in the Vancouver Marathon five times and still holds the course record for the Portland Marathon of 2:17:21 set in 1997. Since turning 40, Steidl has made his mark as a masters runner, winning that division at the Boston Marathon last April and more recently winning the 2012 U.S. Masters Marathon Championships in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Steidls oversaw the completion of the Seattle U cross country season, as the men's cross country team finished third at the WAC Championships and 16th at the NCAA West Regional, while the women's squad finished sixth at the conference championships and 23rd at the regional meet. Erik Barkhaus won the WAC Championship and earned All-Region honors for finishing 15th at the regional meet.

The live chat is available by clicking here.

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