Those of you who aren’t runners probably didn’t really care about the NYC Marathon this weekend, but I enjoyed following along as the race progressed.
Paula Radcliffe won the women’s race with a time of 2:23:56. She is really inspiring and I’d still like to pick up her book sometime. The woman can just fly down a course, I can’t even imagine moving at speeds like she does. I watched a little bit of the live feed and seeing the elite runners move is quite incredible. Kara Goucher came in third, her first marathon ever. Of course, she’s an Olympic distance runner so she’s got some skill over Jane-the-First-Time-Marathoner, but it’s still an impressive debut.
Actor Ryan Reynolds was running the race to raise money for Parkinson’s disease. He has been quoted as saying how difficult he finds running and how isn’t a very good runner. But the dude finished in 3:50:22! That’s a damn respectable time!
One of the coaches for the PF Chang’s TNT group here in Vegas ran the NYC Marathon as well. She finished in 5:05:02. It was fun to see her time unfold as well.
The marathon had a great website where you could track entrants and see their times as they passed certain checkpoints on the course. I love when marathons are on top of their stats!