Posted by Jeanne
Filed Under: Marathons
, Races & Racing
Congratulations to these two Running Blog Family 111th Boston Marathon champs, the incomparable Running Chick With the Orange Hat, and her trusty companion, the unstoppable amazing hip.
(jeff, and Dianna, mile 7-ish; photo courtesy Renée Dekona.)
According to a story in the April 17 edition of The New York Times,
This was the most dismal day to run the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton east to Boston since the 1970 marathon, which was rain-soaked and colder the entire way. Temperatures Monday hovered in the high 40s, and even as the rain mostly stopped an hour into the race, the headwinds gusted as high as 36 miles an hour, adding resistance that turned many legs to lead.
(Those of us on watching from the sidelines concur with that description!)
Many congratulations, Dianna and jeff!
Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run.
When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.