For those who haven't checked the results of Sunday's New York City marathon, Magdalena Lewy-Boulet ran 2:33. She was 11th woman and 72nd overall. Magda is a local legend here in the SF Bay Area.
I got this from Wikipedia:
Magdalena Lewy Boulet (née Lewy; born August 8, 1973) is an American runner from Oakland, California. She finished second at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Women's Marathon, held on April 20, 2008, in Boston, Massachusetts, in a personal-best time of 2:30:19.
She led the race for the first 24 miles before being overtaken by eventual winner Deena Kastor. Blake Russell, the third place finsher in 2:32:40, will join Kastor and Lewy Boulet in Beijing.
"Some amazing times were recorded, apparently! Paula Radcliffe was first woman with a 2:23:56. Chasing her up to the last couple of miles was Ludmilla Petrova of Russia who ran 2:25:43 to set a master's world record. First American woman was Kara Goucher who ran 2:25:53." **
Wow. I am inspired. Yes, I am! Totally looking forward to my 8 miler today after work! Hope it doesn't rain too much! AND, GO VOTE! I can't wait to go home and watch the election results!!
** I got most of this information from a local email distribution list for local road/trail/ultra running. Just got this email about Magda and I wanted to share! If anyone in the Bay Area is interested (mostly in the East Bay running clubs and meet ups), I can send you the info on how to get on the list. :-)