Monday, February 27, 2006

A perfect landing in Boston

Now that the Winter Olympics are in the books we can start thinking about the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. We’re talking the good stuff –athletics (track & field), cycling, swimming, triathlon, and sure, even gymnastics. Those small, powerful athletes amaze me with their strength and agility.

Enter Kerri Strug. Remember her? She nailed that landing on one good leg in the '96 Olympics to win a team gold medal for the US . Next thing you know, she’s running in the Boston Marathon.

In 2004, Kerri Strug ran the Boston Marathon in 4:14:31. Last year she returned for her second attempt and nailed it in a solid 4:13:03.

Check out a Runner’s World interview with Kerry Strug here.