Just a short run in Boston

My sister is off and running again, this time in the Boston Marathon. Unlike the NYC Marathon which she ran previously, not just anyone can run this one with a lucky lottery number placement. Sarah’s time was good enough in the NYC Marathon that she got an invite to Boston. That’s right, she didn’t just run to finish, she ran to do well!

She’s only a short ways in at the moment, but with a pace that seems consistent with her last run. Projected finishing time is right around 3 1/2 hours. Stats are loading slow on the Boston Marathon site, but if you want to check out bib # 11720, you can see how she’s doing. Go Sarah!

UPDATE – She’s passed halfway at 1 hour, 42 minutes and is keeping just about the same pace of 7:51 per mile, and a projected finishing time of 3 hours, 25 minutes.

UPDATE 2 – She finished! Official time of 3:32:06. Her pace slowed a bit from the first half, but I’ll cut her some slack. Boston is known as a rather hilly marathon, and the 20,000 people that run it are tough cookies. Overall place: 6656th, and she placed 1137 out 8000 women.

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