Sunday, April 20, 2008

Go, Deena


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.

Incredible.

Read about the race here.

3 comments:

Jeff said...

Go, Deena. Go, Veronica.

bryan said...

Go Veronica!

I watched a good chunk of the Boston Marathon live this morning. Low 50s, but windy today in Boston. Still, good running weather.

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