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Deborah L. Green, is a native of Baltimore, who is a professional distance runner, college educator, certified yoga therapist and certified yoga instructor who is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. Deborah is also known by her nickname "Debbie" and her running nickname "The Rocket."
She has years of experience in higher education as a college professor at the four-year and two-year institution teaching communications, journalism and yoga courses. She has worked in the field as a freelance journalist covering news, sports and fitness.
She is a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), an Experienced Registered Yoga Instructor (E-RYT-500) and president and owner of Yoga Restore Athletica, LLC℠ teaching group, private yoga sessions, continuing education courses and guest speaker for various organizations; and founder of the Grace Beauty Speed Organization® mentors and coaches female athletes as an assistant track coach.
Deborah is a World Champion '19 in the 1500m run, where she became a Gold Medalist representing Team USA at the NCCWMA Championships in Canada. Naturally a distance runner in the sport of track & field, she is a USATF National Champion '17. At the 2017 USATF Masters Indoor Championships she captured gold in the women’s 800m run in Albuquerque, New Mexico and finished 15th place at the 2017 USATF Indoor Championships in the women’s 600m run in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is a two-time women's 1500m run 1st place winner at the Hayward Classic in Eugene, Oregon.
In 2020, she was featured in USA Track & Field Week of Thanks Member Spotlight, sharing her running story. She was featured in 2014 in Competitor Magazine’s My Favorite Things (Sep. 2014) issue. Green is the 2013 Potomac Valley Games women’s 3,000m champion and record holder for the 3,000m run. In 2012, she competed in her first competitive half-marathon at the Athleta Iron Girl Half-Marathon finishing 9th place overall.
She holds certifications as a USA Track & Field Official, USATF Coaching Education Level 2 Coach, USATF Cross Country Specialist Coach, State of Maryland Notary Public and American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certifications. In 2018, she was elected Chair of Women's Long Distance Running for USA Track & Field's Potomac Valley Association.
Green’s This I Believe essay, We Are All Athletes was published in NPR’S This I Believe online series. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University and dean's list from Coppin State University. Following her passion for education she pursued a doctorate of education in higher education and a master's degree in yoga therapy.
She enjoys writing, public speaking, mentoring youth athletes, cooking, designing shadow boxes, community service and philanthropy, running, playing golf, and yoga.
- USA Track & Field Certified Level 2 Coach
- USA Track & Field Certified Cross Country Specialist Coach
- USA Track & Field Certified Official
- Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT)
- Certified Yoga Instructor, e-RYT-500
- Certified Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)
Deborah's experience in higher education expands from the classroom as a college professor teaching at the four-year and two-year institutions in areas of public speaking, intercultural communication, journalism, integrative health and yoga . Learn more
Writing & Multimedia Journalism Portfolio
|Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Ray Lewis Gives Kids a Lesson on Fitness|
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|Celebrating National Running Day: Reflections on running your first 10K race|
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|Kennedy Krieger helps Physically Challenged Athletes maintain fitness through adaptive training|
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|Physically Unfit: Over 475,000 Young People in Maryland Unable to Join Military|
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|New Antioch Baptist Church's Walk/Run Ministry unifying women through fitness|
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|Free one day football camp gives local athletes opportunity to workout with the pros|
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