Today was "marathon monday" in Boston. Although I will most likely never run the race, I was following it this morning and was glad I did. The women's race was won by a second. ONE SECOND. 26.2 miles and it all came down to one stride:
I think that is pretty darn nuts.
(and that second place finisher? she won by 2 seconds last year...i think she's now been involved in the two closest races in Boston history)
I was pulling for a Kara Goucher win, but it wasn't in the cards today. She came third (8 seconds after the other two), but definitely had a prize winning pout at the end. (and i mean that in all niceness...you could tell she really wanted it and for most of the race thought she had it. i could see the heartbreak on her face and felt really bad for her...but it really was an epic pout)
The mens race was pretty gutsy and it always floors me as to how fast those guys can run.
Of course, the elites weren't the only ones running today. So to all you Boston Marathoners out there- congrats. I hope you had the best race you could today.