Written by Dwight Bachman
Willimantic, Conn. -Charles Chatterton, associate professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been awarded the 2010 New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) Honor Award.
The NEACSM Honor Award recognizes a professional member who has provided significant contributions to both NEACSM and the field of exercise science. It is the highest honor bestowed by the chapter. The recipient of this award is recognized at the NEACSM annual meeting.
Chatterton served as Connecticut State Representative of NEACSM the New England Chapter from 1998-1999; member-at-large from 2001-2003; and president in 2004. He currently serves as the organization's regional chapter representative. Chatterton also serves as the president of the Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and has recently served as chairman of the Connecticut Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness.
Chatterton is well-known for running 41 marathons in 40 months from 2006-2009, totaling 1,078 miles through 11 states and the nation's capital. He ran the marathons to raise public awareness of the 41 million people living in poverty in America.