Sunday, April 20, 2008
Deena Kastor won the U.S. Olympic Womens Marathon Trial in Boston today in 2 hours, 29 minutes.
She is my running hero.
At 35 years old, she clicked off 26.2 miles at an average pace of 5:33 per mile. At mile 15, she picked up the pace to 5:20-5:25 per mile, chasing the leader Magdalena Lewy Boulet. When she passed her at mile 23, she never looked back.
In preparation for the Lincoln half marathon on May 4, I ran 11 miles today. It was windy and cold and took me just under 2 hours to finish. Deena Kastor hit the 11-mile mark in 1:04. And she still had 15 miles to go.
Read about the race here.