Photo of the Week: Elite Women @ Boston

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So last week’s “race fairy” may not have granted my wishes, but these elite women perhaps got what they wished.

Boston Marathon 2007
#7: Russian Lyubov Denisova—finishing in 7th place for women overall, in 2:38:00
#50: Californian Mary A. Akor—finishing in 11th place for women overall in 2:41:01
#61 Californian Christine H. Lundy—finishing in 12th place for women overall, in 2:41:14.

Thanks for this photo go to our very own Jeanne. Be sure to check out her other photos in her Boston Marathon set on Flickr.

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About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

  1. Adeel on July 30th at 9:36 am

    You can bump up Akor and Lundy to 10th and 11th. Denisova recently tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone. She was disqualified from Boston and banned for two years.

  2. Dawn - Pink Chick on July 30th at 12:51 pm

    Thanks for the update Adeel. Stuff like that blows me away. I want to run better but if I was that good, no way I would tamper like that with the talent I was gifted with.