Ledecky helps lead St. Patrick’s parade -- Gazette.Net



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Katie Ledecky of Bethesda can add St. Patrick’s Day parade division marshal to her list of accomplishments and honors.

The Stone Ridge sophomore swimming star won gold in the women’s 800-meter freestyle event at the 2012 Olympics in London. Ledecky, who turns 16 on Sunday, will serve as a division marshal in the Washington, D.C., parade, which starts at noon Sunday and proceeds down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th streets N.W.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Service to the Stars and Stripes.”