Friday, August 07, 2009

Woman Wins Chicago Half Marathon!!!

Kara Goucher won the first Rock N Roll Chicago Half Marathon on August 2! Let me clarify -- she didn't just win the women's division -- she won the entire half marathon beating out the next closest runner by 19 seconds! Her finish time was 1 hr 8 min and 5 secs.

I had hoped that one day we would see a woman win a major race. After all, the best women marathoners still beat out several thousand men. I have to admit, I just expected it would still be several years.

Read the story here:

1 comment:

malvs2walk said...

All I can say is wow. I remember watching Kara fade in the last little bit at Boston, and I wanted to cry. Talk about redemption!!! She runs like a girl!