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Patty Alcivar Professional Boxer, Marathoner and Alpine Mountaineer

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Meet Patricia Alcivar of Queens NY. Patty is a professional boxer, marathoner and alpine mountaineer. Patty was raised by two Colombian emigrants in Queens N.Y. Her father left when she was just eight years of age. At the age of 16 Patty set out to run a marathon and immediately knew she needed to leave home and set out on her own.

Patty is a Two Time NYC Golden Gloves Champion, USA Nationals Champion, NY Metro Champion, Western States Champion and first female to be voted "Athlete Of The Year" by the United States Olympic Committee.

In recent years, Patty has discovered a passion in Alpine Mountaineering and has set a lofty goal of climbing the 7 Summits Of The World.

We discuss Patty's incredible journey from childhood to a select female mountaineer.

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