Olympic Marathon-ers

I just came across some summary articles of the Women’s Olympic Marathon. Wow! Us Americans seriously had a rough time. I don’t know that much about any other women’s participants except for Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher, but those have really interesting and sad stories. It sounds like the two of them trained and worked their butts (and legs! and arms!) off only to have a less-than-great finish. What a bummer! Though neither of them completely left the course like some injured competitors, they still had some serious issues with cramping.


A really awesome image of two incredible athletes


What I wanted to point out, though, is how incredible they both point out their working relationship is. They have different competing styles but try to admire each other and hope for the best for the USA, not just individuals.

Coming from (and going back to in 4 days!!) a school that was notorious for a fierce competitive spirit it’s refreshing to hear about two women who tried for the best in each and literally supported each other when the going got tough.

I read these two articles about the race which I completely missed on TV. When was it, even?

Recap post by the Denver Post

ESPNW post with some good quotes from both

I can’t wait to see what these two do in the future!
Also, shoutout to us Pacific Northwesterners! Both these ladies trained in Oregon. Who knew?


Tags: ,

About asinglemagic

Hi there! I'm a college student with a passion for fitness, food and sustainability. Follow my blog to hear about my wacky recipes, workout goals, and sustainability tips and tricks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: