That’s a great result in the 40-49 age group. Finishing second and getting hardware (i.e. a medal) is good in any runner’s record.
I’ve become a reasonably good distance runner, late in life. In 2004 I ran a 1:45 half. A month later, I ran a 3:42 marathon, which qualified me for the Boston Marathon. Only 10% of marathoners can meet Boston’s standards. I’m not bragging; I’m just establishing my credentials, and giving you a benchmark.
So, the day after Sarah Palin gives a major speech, where she announces her policy positions, but doesn’t announce that she is running, she goes out and runs a half marathon, under her maiden name, and runs a really hot time. She didn’t announce that run either. Nobody knew, except Todd, who picked up her race packet. Crazy like a fox that lady.
Sarah could easily qualify for the Boston Marathon, if that was her goal. But I think she has a greater target in mind. I sure hope so.
But I sure like the way she responded to “Run, Sarah, Run”.